Walt – Sacramento County
I actively communicate with my representatives, but one interaction with a California state senator from San Diego several years ago sticks out in my mind more than others. Most often people contact the legislator that represents their home district; that is always suggested. However, you can contact those that are not your district representative.
Even though I live on the other side of the state, I wrote to this senator about an issue of concern to me and was pleasantly surprised when I not only got a response, but it was a handwritten note that they signed, explaining that they felt the same and would do what they could to support my issue. After that initial interaction, I wrote to them several more times over their tenure and always received a response from their staff or the senator personally.
This interaction was incredibly rewarding, and I encourage every citizen to make their voice heard and contact their representatives today.
One of the best ways legislators can hear from you is by getting involved and sharing your own story.
Why Businesspeople Need to Tell Their Own Story – “There’s no better lobbyist than you,” CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg tells business and local chamber leaders attending the CalChamber Capitol Summit.