Legislative AdvocacyHelp to Shape Your Future
Kansas often has bills in action that affect people with disabilities. To help with bill advancement, we encourage you to reach out to your local legislators to share your stories and insight. We also encourage you to watch for and participate in community meetings or local gatherings with legislators that are held throughout the year in your communities. Check with your local Chamber of Commerce for more information. Such involvement really does help!Questions? Contact Us!
To help with bill advancement, we encourage you to reach out to your local legislators to share your stories and insight.
How to Communicate With a Legislator
Email is a fast, usually efficient way to contact your legislator. It is particularly important to use a letter-writing set of guidelines when writing an email. Legislators get an increasing number of emails, and being more formal will help your message get across.
- The email should be brief. A short, concise email is effective. Close with, “If you need additional information, please let me know.”
- If you are writing about a specific bill, include the bill number and a brief statement at the beginning of the email.
- Discuss only one bill in your email. This makes it easier for a legislator or staff member to track. If you want to discuss another bill, send another email.
- Your email should be well written and your tone sincere and polite.
Your email should also include the following:
- A brief statement (10 words or less) on the subject and bill number
- An introduction of yourself that tells why you are interested in or concerned about the bill
- A personal anecdote/story about how the bill will affect you, your family, your community, your business, your job, your school, etc.
- Some facts, including supporting information and data to support your position
- An invitation to contact you to discuss the bill
- A request for a reply if you need one
- A statement of appreciation for consideration of your position
- Your home address and telephone number
How to Contact Your Kansas Senator
Kansas is divided into districts, and one senator represents each district. Your district is determined by your legal residence.Search By Location
How to Contact Your Kansas Representative
Kansas is divided into districts, and one representative represents each district. Your district is determined by your legal residenceSearch By Location
Questions? We Can Help!
If you have questions about legislative advocacy, we would love to help. Contact us at (785) 827-9383 or 1-800-526-9731 to speak with someone from our team.Contact Us