When to Contact your Legislator:
Each bill (LD) is referred to one of the Legislature's Joint Standing Committees (for example: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; Labor; Taxation, etc.) which holds an advertised public hearing which you may attend. In addition, each bill (LD) in most instances appears on the floor of the House and Senate a total of at least six days before final passage by the Legislature. There is ample time to let you legislators know your feelings, but the sooner the better.
Contact your Senator
Scroll down to find and click on “Senator E-mail” link. Locate your Senator on the alphabetical listing. Click on the Senator’s e-mail link. This will create a new e-mail message for you to fill out and send.
Contact your Representative
Locate your Representative on the alphabetical listing. Click on the Representative’s e-mail link. This will create a new e-mail message for you to fill out and send.
Contact your U.S. Senator
This link will take you to the U.S. Senate page where you can e-mail your state's senator.
|By Regular Mail:
Letters are extremely effective. Address them to:
House of Representatives
2 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0002
3 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0003
Please include your name and address so that the legislator can respond. Personal visits are also valuable. Personal postcards, phone calls and well written letters all help. Be sure to tell your legislator why you support or oppose a measure.
Maine House of Representatives:
You will have an opportunity to leave a voice message. Give your name, the town you live in, your phone number, and clearly state the issue about which you are calling.
It's helpful to write out your thoughts first.