Natalie Parker

Michael covered quite a few options, but to add to that, citizens can give testimony in-person or submit written testimony about specific pieces of legislation. The state representative I worked for the Kansas Legislature always said that when constituents directly contacted her via social media, email, phone or at constituent events like coffee meetings, that was the most impactful.

Citizens can also lobby formally with a specific organization, company or interest group or advocate informally. Youth can often be legislative pages to experience the process and young adults/college students can intern.

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