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Communicate on issues

In times like these where the public is concerned with the political climate, it is important for people to know how to contact their representatives and senators. Everyone has two state senators, and one district representative.

One of the easiest ways to contact them is to use an advocacy group that is aligned with your beliefs and send prewritten emails through them. For example, I believe that we can end global poverty and am passionate about creating change in this area, so I send emails through because their beliefs and goals align with mine. A good advocacy group will have direct links to bills and legislature that they are lobbying for, and most have prewritten emails to send.

Here in Spokane, our representative is Cathy McMorris Rodgers and our senators are Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. Your representatives read what you say. It can take as little as five people emailing or calling your senators or representative to get them to act on legislation. Especially in such politically arduous times, it is important for the public to be communicating their concerns and interests to the people who are making the policies.

Tim Linton


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