Anything that can be won at the bargaining table can be lost at the State House or Congress. The best way to protect your rights is to let your elected officials know where you stand.
You can find contact information for elected all of your officials right here by typing in your address (for Maine voters only.) After typing in your home address, you will be provided with your voting information, your elected officials, and any candidates on the state ballot. You need to click the tab "Elected Officials" to access their contact information.
You can also find a list of Maine's towns and their Representatives and Senators.
Not a Maine voter? Check out www.votesmart.org
For State Representatives and Senators, it is best to call their home or cell phone. And don't worry, they expect that you will! They have provided these phone numbers for their constituents to reach them.
Be Respectful. While we all are passionate about many issues, it's important to remain respectful when speaking with your elected officials. You don't want to burn any bridges.
Be Honest. If you don't know the answer to a question, just say you don't know. Providing inaccurate information hurts your relationship with your elected official -- you want to be a trusted source of information.
Speak about your own experience - if you can. Talk about how a specific issue will impact you, your union, your family, or your community.