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West Virginia Legislative Process

Introduction > Legislative Process > Policy Making > Committee System > Bill Becomes Law > Take the Test > Resources

Citizen's Guide > Contacting Your Legislator > Drafting The Bill > Develop And Know Your Issue

Contacting Your Legislator

Contact your legislator by writing letters, telephone calls, and making personal visits. Personal visits are the most effective form of political action.

When you make a personal visit to you legislator you can:

Preparing for a personal visit:

A formal meeting with your legislator is not always possible so be prepared to discuss your issue in the halls, and outside a committee room between meetings. You should be very brief and to the point. Also personal stories and examples of how a bill will affect a legislator's district are especially useful.

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