HELPFUL TIPS FOR WRITING YOUR STATE SENATOR
You’ll write your message in the text box on “Step 2” of the form above, where it says “Personalize your message.”
REMEMBER TO DELETE THE TEXT THAT SAYS “[INSERT YOUR MESSAGE HERE]”
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 House Bill 103, which would penalize doctors who fail to report detailed information about abortions they perform and the women who receive them.
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
HB-103 is bad because:
- HB103 seeks to penalize doctors who do not submit abortion reporting forms to the State. (Punishments meted out by the Board of Medicine could include $25,000 fines and license forfeiture.)
- HB103 targets abortion providers for special scrutiny. (Similar penalties do not exist for doctors who fail to file birth certificates, death certificates, or certificates of stillbirth.)
- Enforcing the provisions of HB103 could involve invasive searches of patient records–and compromise the safety of physicians and their patients.
You can find some more information in this Better Wyoming article.