Use the easy tools below to send letters to your local politicians. They only take a few minutes!
For each tool, enter your name and other information, write a short 4-5 sentence story, and hit the send button.
Tips for Telling Your Short Story
- You are the expert on your own story. Be confident that you have something valuable and important to say. Legislators should want to hear what life is really like in their district for constituents with mental illness, their family members, and mental health professionals.
- Make your story personal. How has your life, or the life of a family member or client, been impacted by having access to mental health treatment or being denied access to mental health treatment? If you are clinician, how would these bills make it easier for you to care for your clients and meet their needs?
- Include others in the community. Your story is uniquely yours, but many people face similar challenges. Give your story a sense of scope by mentioning the many other people who would benefit from legislators taking action.
- Ask your elected representatives to help. We’ve included our specific requests in your email template already, so don’t worry about needing to include specific requests in your story. Once you’ve added your story, you are ready to send your email.
The above tips were provided by the IOCDF.
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