Writing a lawmaker is one of the most effective ways that a citizen can affect public policy with very little effort. A written letter carries significantly more weight than a phone call or an email and has a higher probability of getting read by your legislator or a high-ranking member of his or her staff.
Writing a letter is easy. The first step is to find out who your legislators are and what their contact information is. The website of the Pennsylvania General Assembly has information on how you can find your local Legislator by zip code or by county.
Calling, sending a letter or emailing your legislator is an easy way to send a loud, clear message that they should support community colleges.
Currently, we are asking that you write in support of the additional $15 million that Governor Wolf has requested for community colleges in the upcoming fiscal year. You can find a sample letter from which to start here.