Years ago, I asked then State Representative, Paul Clymer (Bucks County), “How many letters do you need to receive on any issue before you get paranoid about that issue… and I am emphasizing the word “paranoid.”
Paul’s answer – “Five”
Why is this? It is because so few people write (or call) on any issue because they believe (wrongly) that their one voice does not count. So, when a number of people raise their voice and the State Legislator realizes that they are not paid lobbyists, they take these concerns very seriously.
Below are samples of letters (parts of letters) that you may use. The most important thing is that you reveal that you know about the proposed legislation and that you have grave concerns as to how they will affect you or your family.
We have provided you with the ability to email your PA Senator or State Representative with language that highlights the concerns about the proposed legislation. In that email, you may add any information that you wish to personalize the message. Click here to send your emails.