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Contacting your Legislators

Our government is elected by the people and for the people.  They represent us.  Therefore it is our duty tell them how we feel about issues that are important to us.  If we do not speak up, our voices will not be heard.

Contact your Legislators Directly

Did you know you can send letters, call, and even email your elected officials?

All your officials at one convenient website
https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials

To contact several officials at once
https://5calls.org/

NC State Department of Justice
https://ncdoj.gov/contact-doj/

Craven County Board of Commissioners
https://www.cravencountync.gov/1563/Board-of-Commissioners

New Bern Board of Aldermen
https://www.newbernnc.gov/departments/administration/board_of_aldermen.php

Craven County Board of Education

https://www.cravenk12.org/Page/404

Contact your Local News Media

Tell others your stance on the issues, it takes many voices together to influence those in power.

New Bern Sun Journal Letters to the Editor email sjletters@newbernsj.com

New Bern Post email Randy Foster at randyfoster@newbernpost.com

New Bern Now Podsquad Podcast to join us as a guest call 252-259-6853 or send an email to wendycard@nclifemedia.com

What do I say?

Not sure of which issues are currently being discussed?  Check out these links for what is currently at your representative’s desk:
Crafting your message

Keep it simple and short:  “I support ____ ” or “I oppose____.”  Focus on one issue per correspondence.  Then support your stance with a few facts, and let your legislator know which way to vote.  Stay civil, avoid threats, demands or personal attacks.  Appeal to core values such as job security, education, or healthcare.