Communicating with Legislators

There are multiple ways to share your perspective and knowledge with your legislators.

Testify in writing

You can submit your thoughts on a bill to the Committee hearing it before the date of their public hearing. This website, the MAPLE platform, focuses on this mechanism.

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Testify orally

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You can attend a public hearing for a bill of interest to you and sign up for a slot to speak before the Committee.

Write or call them

You can contact your legislators any time by looking up their contact information on the MA Legislature website. Your voice will probably carry the most weight with the House and Senate representatives of your own district, but you are free to contact Committee Chairs or any other member of the legislature with your opinions. You could request a meeting in person.

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