Things to keep in mind when calling:
• Be polite and respectful to the person who answers the phone. They’re likely an intern.
• Tell them where you live.
• You may be asked for your zip code – this is how some offices keep track of constituent calls, and confirm that you are indeed a constituent.
Hello, my name is ____________________ and I live in ________________. I’m calling to urge Senator/Representative ___________________ to renew federal funding for home visiting by supporting Senate bill 1829, bipartisan legislation that reauthorizes the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program for five years without a harmful state match. It’s been two weeks since inaction allowed the program to expire, and services and jobs are on the line. So, I’m asking Senator/Representative _____________ to do everything in his/her power to pass S. 1829 as soon as possible.
The clock is ticking. Children and families across the country are counting on Senator/Representative ___________ and his/her colleagues to pass federal funding for home visiting. Thank you.