UtahValues.org is a coalition of civic, faith, business and community leaders joining hands to promote our shared values of family, fairness, opportunity, and love. Today in our state hardworking Utahs are being fired simply for being gay or transgender. As Utahns we believe that everyone should have access to fairness in the most basic necessities: a roof over our heads and a job to support ourselves and the people we love. Join the overwhelming majority of Utahns who believe that today is the day to end discrimination in our state. Yes to fairness, opportunity, family, and love.
YES to LOVE
TAKE A MINUTE AND LET YOUR LEGISLATOR KNOW WHY SUPPORTING THIS BILL IS SO IMPORTANT TO YOU AND THE ONES YOU LOVE.
Let your legislators know how much you care.
1. Keep it brief
Make your point quickly. Talk about your values, and why because of those values discrimination has no place in our state.
2. Keep it positive
Confrontations rarely gain any ground. You should approach your message with a positive attitude and ask your legislator to support your position.
3. State who you are and what you want upfront.
The first thing you want to say in your letter is that you are their constituent, and identify the issue that you are writing about, and what you want your legislator to do. For example-“I’m writing to ask you to vote in favor of the non-discrimination bill”
4. Make it personal
Talk about why its important to you. How are you or the people you love affected? Speak about basic values of family, love, opportunity, fairness, and love.
5. Thank your legislator
One of the easiest way to build a relationship with your legislator is to thank them for their service, or mention a time when they have supported something else that is important to you.