Template – Legislative Alert / Call to Action

Here is a good format for the data that should accompany an email alert and also good for lobbyists traveling to Austin:

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MS Word docx version:  3-17-13_ CALL TO ACTION outline

CALL TO ACTION, LEGISLATIVE ALERT

[SUBJECT]

  1. DATE:

  1. ISSUE:  [Subject area]

  1. BILL # and (AUTHOR)

  1. BILL CAPTION: [Found on BillLookup page]

  1. STATUS: [example: In name of committee / scheduled for hearing in _ _ _  committee with DATE of hearing / left pending in name of committee / scheduled for House/Senate vote on date / etc.]

  1. BILL DESCRIPTION: Brief layman interpretation of bill

  1. CALL TO ACTION:      Phone / email the authors of  [HB# / SB#]:

Primary Author:  [name: Rep/Sen _ _ _]  [Phone#] [Email]
Co-Author [name: Rep/Sen _ _ _]  [Phone#] [Email]
Co-Author [name: Rep/Sen _ _ _]  [Phone#] [Email]
Co-Author [name: Rep/Sen _ _ _]  [Phone#] [Email]
Co-Author [name: Rep/Sen _ _ _]  [Phone#] [Email]
– – – – OR – – – –
Phone the House/Senate Committee on _ _ _ _ _ _ :
Chair: Rep./Sen. [name Phone#] [Email]
Vice Chair: Rep. /Sen. [name Phone#] [Email]
Members:
Rep. /Sen. [name Phone#] [Email]
Rep. /Sen. [name Phone#] [Email]
Rep. /Sen. [name Phone#] [Email]
Rep. /Sen. [name Phone#] [Email]

  1. TALKING POINTS:

  • Please [SUPPORT / DON’T SUPPORT] Bill # _ _ _
  • [Talking points]
  • [Talking points]
  • [Talking points]
  • What is your position at this time?
  • Thank you for your time and consideration!

Thank YOU!

[Your Name]

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