As Missouri approaches its bincentary anniversary in 2021, our legislators are hard at work in Jefferson City handling the many issues before the the second regular session of the 100th General Assembly.
We hope you will take the time to contact your legislators and thank them for the work they are doing on behalf of the State of Missouri and also let them know how you feel about pending legislation. Listed below are resources to help you in locating and contacting your representatives.
You choose how you would like to contact your legislators. Both the House and Senate websites have address lookup features which will direct you to your legislators. If you have set up your profile on the Convention of States website, your House and Senate Districts will be listed at the bottom of your Profile Page.
Most legislators have a regular email newsletter sent to their constituents and we encourage you to sign up. If you have the opportunity to meet with them in your district, please thank them for their service.
Planning on calling? Your call will most likely be answered by one of the legislator’s staff. Your message will be relayed to your Representative.
Sending an email? Be sure to include your full name and address so that your legislator will know that you are a constituent.
Sending a letter? When addressing a legislator standard practice is to call them ‘The Honorable’ in the address section of the letter as well as on the envelope. 'Dear Senator' or 'Dear Representative' are used in the salutation.
Sending a Thank-you card? No need to include the mailing address on the card.
Holding a letter-writing gathering? Great! You should mail all of the letters to a legislator individually or in one large envelope. The Post Office delivers to each office at the Capitol rather than to a mail room.
If some people who are invited to your party are not Convention of States supporters, this will be a great opportunity to reach, teach and activate, and they can help by thanking our legislators for their service.
If you are not comfortable with inviting people to your home, lots of libraries have study rooms. If all else fails, a fast-food place with good coffee will draw a crowd.
Contact Suggestions and Sample Letters
If you are a District Captain and you need help sending an email blast to the supporters in your district, the State Communications Team is here to help. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Another Way to Communicate: Share your opinions with others by writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Legislators follow these sources very closely and you can help influence others who know little or nothing about the Convention of States. If your letter to the editor is published, please let the Convention of States Missouri Team know so we can publish it on our website. Contact: email@example.com
Another Way to Participate: Plan to join us at the Capitol next February for our Capitol Surge event. Dates and times will be published early in 2020.
Thank you for supporting this very important project in our nation’s history. Keep in mind that you can and should contact your legislators whenever you have suggestions or praise. With a few exceptions these individuals work long hours and make great sacrifices to serve the State of Missouri.