How to request a meeting with your state legislators
If you’ve never talked to or requested a meeting with your legislator it’s pretty straight forward. You have 1 Senator (out of 40) and 1 Representative (out of 200). Send an email requesting a meeting. As their constituent, they should meet with you. Sometimes you will be given a meeting with a legislative aide and that is a good starting point.
If you don’t hear back within 48 hours follow up with another email or call. The squeaky wheel gets the grease!
We can send a few people with you that understand the bill and are in the medical or legal profession. As the constituent, you just need to secure a meeting. Don’t worry about who will come. Get the meeting time and we will come up with a strategy from there. Once we know who can attend you can send a follow-up email letting them know you’d like to bring X person and Y person.
Dear Senator or Representative So and So,
My name is xxxx and I am a constituent in your district. [Give more personal details and any credentials. Ex. I am a nurse, I am a mother/father of vaccine-injured child]
I am very concerned about the issues of health rights and health choice and I would like to set up a meeting with you (via zoom) to discuss my concerns and talk about possible solutions in the form of legislation that has a hearing in your committee on November 23rd.
Please let me know what is a good time. I am available XXXXX. I look forward to hearing from you,
Please feel free to use any of these letters below – all or in part to write to your legislators and ask them to support S.1122.
Please personalize at least the first sentence or two. If you have any medical injury stories or COERCION stories please share them with your legislators. Personal stories go much further. You can find your legislators here: https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator. EVEN BETTER: Request a meeting with your lawmakers. Here is how >
Please Support Massachusetts Bill S1122, ‘An Act relative to bodily autonomy and family integrity