Contact Government Officials
Government is supposed to work for the benefit of the people. Officials and bureaucrats must to hear from you. Writing, phone calls, and personal conversations are an important responsibility of citizenship. And know that on some issues only a few letters and calls can persuade a legislator.
Some ways are better than others. This is a general listing of best to less effective, recognizing exceptions are often the rule.
1. Personal time, 1-1 or with small group, unhurried, with official.
CONTENT and TONE
Even if one dislikes an official, it is important to conduct oneself with civility and respect for the office. Make good points but also be a courteous listener. Dress appropriately. Do not be intimidated. In a personal meeting, a couple of minutes of ice-breaking chat can relax everyone, maybe find something in common. Then cut to the chase. Their time is valuable. If you are a beginner, ask someone with experience to coach you or accompany you.
There are many resources available for preparation and conduct during a meeting. Here are a few:
Mr. Jamie Walker - 775 Red Lick Road, Marlinton, WV 24954 304-799-0864 (Mr. Walker does not use email)
Mr. David McLaughlin - 14149 Brown’s Creek Road, Marlinton, WV 24954 304-456-4053 firstname.lastname@example.org