Unlike the Members of Congress who represent us in DC, our state legislators represent us at the state level. They make many decisions that affect our daily lives - such as determining and allocating state tax dollars, funding public colleges and universities, setting minimum wage standards, etc. They are important and accessible, which offers us a great opportunity. Today, look up who represents you (https://openstates.org/) and use our handy e-mail template to introduce yourself.
*Note: if your local representative's email address doesn't immediately appear in the listing, you may need to click through to their website and contact them from there.
Dear [Title][Last Name]:
My name is [your first and last name] and I am your constituent, living at [your address, or cross-street]. As someone who cares about our community and our state, I wanted to introduce myself and say hello! Please keep me updated on your work in the legislature and any public events you are planning to hold.