Sending an email to state lawmakers is a great way for you to impact proposed legislation that you support of oppose. Here are some tips for doing so:
- Keep it simple.
- Subject line should by “Regarding LBxx (bill number)”
- State that you are writing to oppose/support LBxx.
- Say why you are opposing/supporting the bill in two or three sentences.
- Give your name and address and include your phone number in case the senator or senator’s staff want to contact you.
See Sample Emails to State Senators
- Taking Away the Split Electoral Vote System
Body of email:
Dear Sen. (insert name),
I am writing to oppose LB76, which would return Nebraska to the winner-take-all method of allocating Electoral College votes.
The Electoral College makes certain that every state — large and small — plays a role in the election of the president and vice president.
The Nebraska model of awarding electoral votes reflecting the vote of the people by congressional district and the direction of the state’s two electors, designated for Senate representation, going to the statewide victor, honors the principles of the founders.
I hope you will join me in opposing LB76.
Requiring Voter ID
Body of email:
Dear Sen. (insert name)
I am writing to oppose Legislative Resolution 3CA, a constitutional amendment that, if passed by voters, would require photo identification for voting.
Voter identification laws are a part of an ongoing strategy to roll back decades of progress on voting rights.
Voter ID laws deprive many voters of their right to vote, reduce participation, and stand in direct opposition to our country’s trend of including more Americans in the democratic process.
I hope you will join me in opposing LR3CA.