- Go to: https://fyi.capitol.texas.gov/Home.aspx and type in your address.
- Your address determines your district and the Texas State Senator and Texas State Representative who represent you. Your Texas State Senator represents your Senate District and your Texas State Representative represents your House District. If you live in their district, you are their constituent.
- You will be given District and Capitol office information. I recommend calling the Capital Office during session and the District Office during the interim.
- Calling during office hours (8-5, M-F) and not during lunch or weekends will ensure better chances of speaking with someone at the time that you call.
- The staff member taking the call will be taking brief notes on the subject of the call and next steps. Most likely, the information they gather is the 1-2 sentences you give of why you are calling.
- The simpler, clearer, and more direct you are in what you are calling for, what you are needing, and what you are expecting from the office, will assist the staff in not only getting your concerns across, but also determining if they are the correct contact and how they can best help you.
Hello, my name is ____________ and I am a constituent of House/Senate District____. I am calling to urge Rep./Sen. ______ to support/oppose HB__/SB__ because it will _____________________________________
Who in your office covers this bill/topic area________?"
[Once you are speaking to staff that can help you, they will ask for your address, best point of contact, etc. and then why you are calling.]
As a ____________ (constituent, peer, provider, advocate, etc.), I am deeply concerned about HB____/SB____ because _________________________________________________________________________________
As a constituent, I am requesting that Representative/Senator___________ supports/opposes HB____/SB____ .
I have more information or supporting documentation that I could email to you.
I appreciate your time, so is there a time frame in which I can expect a follow up call?