YOUR MESSAGE SHOULD HAVE THREE SHORT PARTS:
1. Say who you are. Make sure you mention you’re their constituent.
My name is ____ and I’m a voter in your district.
2. Say what you want.
I’m writing today to ask you to vote “NO” on Senate File 144, which would impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients in Wyoming.
3. Say why you want it.
[This is where you can add a sentence or two about why this is important to you.]
IMPORTANT: KEEP IT BRIEF
Lawmakers are very busy right now and if your message is more than a few sentences, they’re not going to read it.
PRO TIP: CHANGE THE MESSAGE SUBJECT
This will make your message look less like spam.
Maybe mention a few of these things in your message
Senate File 144 is bad because:
- It would threaten people who face chronic illness or otherwise need ongoing medical treatment.
- People who work jobs with irregular hours could still have their healthcare access denied.
- It demonizes the poorest among us who are already struggling.
- People don’t stop being sick when they lose Medicaid. Instead of going to the doctor, they go to the emergency room. This uncompensated care hurts small hospitals and raises rates for other healthcare consumers.
You can find some more information in this Better Wyoming article.