Voice Lessons: Advocacy Tips
You probably know much more about a particular issue than a legislator does. Legislators vote on hundreds of topics and thousands of bills that are introduced each session, so legislators are probably not familiar with your topic. They are generalists much more than specialists of particular issue areas unless they are chairs of a particular committee and/or have been on that same committee for a long time. When talking to legislators, always assume that they are not experts on your issue, and explain your issue as if you are talking to someone without any knowledge of the area.
Want more tips on talking to your legislators? Download notes from this year's Voice Lessons here!