Friends of Mill Towns Trail meet with Rep. Bly (DFL, Northfield)
A good way to build a relationship with your legislator is to personally meet with them. While scheduling a formal appointment to meet in their office at the capitol is a good idea, it is even better to meet them when they are home in the district—your opportunity for meaningful discussion is much better when they’re not busy with the legislative session. Many legislators host open houses in their home districts, so take advantage of that opportunity to connect.
- Be concise—use 10 words or less to introduce your topic.
- Name the issue or concern and offer suggested action.
- Know what you want from the legislator and ask them to do that (e.g. vote no on this bill).
- Provide a fact sheet, visuals, and/or bullet points.