Do you want to change the policy on abortion in your city, county, or state? Your local officials really do care about what you think and need to hear your pro-life and pro-love perspective! Don’t be intimidated. Your public officials are real people just like you!
SFLA Resources to Request from your Regional Coordinator:
- Schedule a consultation with your Regional Coordinator to discuss your strategy, talking points, and which topic cards you should bring along!
- Decide what is the most important current issue regarding abortion or euthanasia in your community.
- Find out whose control the issue falls into and contact their office. Here’s some examples:
- Is there a pro-life bill coming up for a vote on your state House or Senate Floor? Contact your state Representative or Senator.
- Has it hit the news that a recycling plant in your county is burning aborted baby parts? Contact your county commissioners.
- Is your school allowing Planned Parenthood to teach classes or have a health center on campus? Contact your local school board.
- Call or email the office of the official you want to meet with.
- Tell them that you are students in their district at ______ school from (your group) and would like to meet with your public official to discuss ______ topic.
- Draft your talking points.
- Research to find out exactly what your local laws and policies are on the issue.
- Create a short list of the important points you want to address:
- The problem with the current situation (no enforcement of a current law, a bad policy, etc.).
- What you want done to fix the situation (don’t vote for a pro-abortion bill, remove Planned Parenthood from your school, etc.).
- The impact on you and your community that doing what you ask for will have.
- Memorize your talking points!
- Ask questions to your other club members to make sure that you all understand the issue well and know what to say.
- Meet with your Local Official!
- SFLA Topic cards specific to the issues you are addressing.
- Introduce yourselves, thank your local official for his service, share with him your points, and ask him to support what you want him to do (or a certain bill).
Always be Kind and Respectful
Even if the official you meet with isn’t supportive of what you talk about, always be kind and respectful. Thank him for his service in your community. If you can maintain open communication, he may be more receptive.
Show Appreciation Afterwards!
Send your official a handwritten thank-you note signed by your whole club to show that you are grateful for their time!
Questions? Contact your Regional Coordinator for more information.