A C T I O N

How to contact your legislator.

Our state legislature is divided into two separate bodies: the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly. We are each represented by one State Senator and one State Assembly Member, each determined by your address.

These elected officials like to be contacted by email or telephone. Or, you can contact their local office and ask for a meeting with the elected official or relevant staff member.

When you call, do the following:

  • Introduce yourself and tell them that you are a constituent and a member of New York Against Assisted Suicide organization.
  • Briefly mention your relationship to someone who has been affected
  • You are calling because there are a number of issues of concern to the community that you would like your Senator/Assembly Member to be aware of.

What to Talk About

Below are some ideas of what to say. The most important thing is that you contact your elected officials and let them know what you think. Do not assume they know anything about your issue: be prepared to educate your representative.

Some talking points are: