Dos and Don’ts of Legislation
Join us in participating with KY’s Voice for Early Childhood.
Understand the legislative process and your legislator’s perspective. Prepare yourself with clear information to support your case.
Be specific and personal: Stay on topic. Refer to bills and explain how they impact you and your legislator’s community. Share a personal story. Ask about your legislator’s position on the topic.
Form a positive relationship: It’s ok to speak to legislators who don’t support your issue, but understand not everyone sees issues the way you do. Be respectful to legislators and supportive staff too.
End on a good note: Show your appreciation for his/her time.
Leave a document that summarizes your case, and later, send a thank you note summarizing the discussion. Invite legislators, board members, and staff to visit your center.