- Gaylia Tanner
WANT TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD ON THE HILL?
The first thing you need to do is know your state representative and senator. If you do not know who represents you, go to search le.utah.gov. Click on My Legislators, fill in your address and zip code. Your Representative and senator will come up. Click on each for their information.
Make a record of the information in your contact with their name, party, district number, email, and phone number. Their phone number is the best way to reach them with a text. When you text, give your name and address and state you are a constituent. If you call the number and leave a message you may not hear back until the end of the session.
Utah’s part-time lawmakers will convene their 45-day legislative session on Tuesday, January 19, and adjourn on Friday, March 5, 2021. There are many bills already filed and have numbers. See what bills your representative and senator are working with.
Everything you want to know about the legislative session can be found at le.utah.gov, it is an easy site for getting all the information you want to know If you would like current information about a particular bill, sign up for the tracking service. With the tracking service, the information will be sent to your email.
Give your email to both your representative and your senator. Many legislators send out emails to constituents giving them an update during the session. Many hold town hall meetings in the community, it is a great way to get to know them and give input to them on concerns. They do not flood your emails with messages, their time is limited. Once you have their email, you are able to touch base with them all during the year. They do answer emails.