Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Getting out the message

Regular legislative sessions in Washington are mandated by the State Constitution and begin the second Monday in January of each year. Therefore, it has been said that writing letters to our local state Representatives and Senators can be more effective in the months of October, November and December, prior to the start of the new legislative session in January.

Those who make our laws represent us in Olympia. But how can they represent us unless we let them know what we are thinking? Writing a letter, sending an email or even a phone call can have a tremendous influence on how our legislators decide to vote.

We need your help! We ask that you please consider sending a letter or even a brief email to your local state representative about the importance of hearing aid insurance coverage for children.

Find your local WA legislator by clicking here.

Need an example? A sample letter can be found here.
About our state government:
The Washington State Legislature is made up of two houses (or chambers), the Senate and the House of Representatives. Washington has 49 legislative districts, each of which elects a Senator and two Representatives. Senators serve four-year terms and Representatives serve two-year terms. The Senate and House of Representatives meet in session each year to create new laws, change existing laws, and enact budgets for the State.

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