HELPFUL TIPS FOR WRITING THE REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE
- You’ll write your message in the text box on Step 2, where it says “Personalize your message.”
- Your message will be sent individually to each member of the redistricting “conference” committee.
- Don’t click the “Send message” button until you write your message.
- REMEMBER TO DELETE THE TEXT THAT SAYS “[DELTE THIS TEXT AND INSERT YOUR MESSAGE HERE]”
Have questions? Check out this video tutorial about using Better Wyoming forms to email legislators.
YOUR MESSAGE SHOULD HAVE THREE SHORT PARTS:
1. Say who you are.
Make sure to tell them that you’re a Wyoming voter.
My name is ____. I’m a Wyoming voter from _______.
2. Say what you want.
I’m writing today to ask you to support the House version of the statewide map in your “redistricting” conference committee.
3. Say why you want it.
[This is where you can add a sentence or two about why this is important to you. See talking points below.]
Keep it brief: Lawmakers get tons of emails. If you write them a novel, they’re not going to read it.
Change the message subject: This will let them know your email is not spam.
Maybe mention a few of these things in your message. Read this article for background information.
- The House map is the product of the months-long process that the Corporations Committee went through to hear and respond to the wishes of local stakeholders and communities. The Senate map was created in a day without any public input.
- The House map acknowledges that Wyoming’s population has shifted over the past ten years from more rural to more urban places. But it does not eliminate the rural vote. It is truly a compromise.
- The House map keeps members of the Senate from having to all run again even if they are not up for election. If this conference committee fails to reach consensus, a different map might force the Senate to all run again.
- The House map better represents Southside Cheyenne and other communities of interest.