CONTACT LEGISLATORS and VISIT AUGUSTA
The most common response we hear from lawmakers is that they want to hear from their constituents. That's you! In person contact is best, so we'd love to arrange a meeting for you in Augusta. Calls, emails and letters also have an impact.
What are the most important issues to communicate? We've put together some talking points here, and included a template below for emails and letters. Please personalize it to your reflect your specific concerns. The Safe Harbor team is available to help you and answer your questions. If you are a constituent of a member of the Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee, we need your voice ASAP! Please see this list to find out if you are in one of these key districts.
If you are a constituent of a Committee Member (members are Senator Heather Sanborn, Senator Robert Foley, Senator Geoff Gratwick, Representative Denise Tepler, Representative Mark Blier, Representative Michael Brennan, Representative Heidi Brooks, Representative Victoria Foley, Representative Anne-Marie Mastraccio, Representative Gina Melaragno, Representative Joshua Morris, Representative Dwayne Prescott, Representative Gregg Swallow), use the following template:
"Hello [Senator/Representative] [Insert Legislator's Last Name], my name is [Insert your name] and I support LD 364, An Act to Establish the Right to Practice Complementary and Alternative Health Care Act. Please vote to PASS LD 364 out of the Health Coverage, Insurance, and Financial Services committee after it is heard on April 11th. [Insert a brief reason why you support access to complementary and alternative health care (i.e., I depend on complementary and alternative health care for myself and my family and I want Maine law to protect my rights as a consumer to a free and educated choice in health care providers. Thank you."
For all other legislators, use the following template:
"Hello [Senator/Representative] [Insert Legislator's Last Name], my name is [Insert your name] and I live in [insert your town]. As your constituent, I want to let you know that I support LD 364, An Act to Establish the Right to Practice Complementary and Alternative Health Care Act. LD 364 has been assigned to the Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services. Please vote yes on LD 364 when it is heard on the floor of the [Senate/House]."