Key Points for Policy Work
Pray: MICAH’s POWER is God’s Power working through each of us.
Love and Treat Others as you would want to be treated.
Four A’s when talking with legislators:
Awareness - Personal Story, Statistics
Acceptance - We are all responsible for ensuring we have safe, decent, accessible, and affordable housing in our community.
Action - Will they support this legislation. Yes, No, or do they need more information before deciding (help them get that information).
Attitude - Treat each other with respect. Civil dialogue.
Tell your story - how the housing crisis has impacted you, a family member, friend, or person you know/have worked with.
Additional information is always being added to this site, Our Work is a great place to start.
Types of communication that have the most impact: Phone Calls, Hand Written Notes, Personal Visits.
Notes and phone call sample format:
My name is . I live at .
I am a member of MICAH. I want you to support Bill number , named .
Include a short reason why you want them to support it.
Meetings with Legislator sample format:
Thank you Representative/Senator for meeting with me.
My name is . I live in . I am a member of MICAH.
I want you to support Bill number , named .
Short, personal story: why you want them to support the bill (2-3 minutes).
Ask them, before you leave, if they will support the bill. Get a Yes, No, or find out what additional information they need.