With coronavirus taking over headlines, it is easy to forget that the 2020 Legislative Session just ended recently. NOW is a perfect time to thank your elected officials for their service, for a yea vote on a good bill, for listening to you or meeting with you or any other positive action.
Why thanking legislators matters
Whether you mostly agree with your legislator or not, you want to build a good relationship with them so you can come back to them time and again with your opinions, data, personal stories and advocacy to educate them and sway their votes. Thanking elected officials goes a long way toward building a positive relationship that will position you as a trusted, credible and even helpful voice in their ear now and in the future! Even if you disagree most of the time with your legislator, it is important to find and highlight places where you share something in common.
Action Utah’s 2020 Vote Tracker
Our annual vote tracker tells you how your legislators voted on bills addressing top priority issues that a majority of Utahns care about. Action Utah takes the stance of the majority on the issues using data and polling information provided by top Utah and regional institutions and pollsters. Check out the 2020 Vote Tracker now to see how often legislators agree or disagree with the people of Utah!
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Write an email to your state representative and/or state senator using the buttons below.
What to thank your legislator for
- Use Action Utah’s 2020 Vote Tracker to find a bill you and your legislator agree on and thank them for their vote!
- Thank your legislator for their public service – state legislators commit loads of time each year for very little pay or thanks, taking valuable time away from family and day jobs to do their best for their constituents. Even if you can’t find any issues you agree on, you can thank them for dedicating their time in the service of government.
- Did you meet or converse with a legislator during the session? Thank them for the meeting, for listening or responding, etc.