Contact Your Legislators
To be an effective advocate, it is important that you understand the make-up of federal and state legislatures. Your message will be more powerful if it is presented to the person responsible for representing you and who must answer to you in regular elections.
Bear in mind that most legislators and policy makers are anxious to provide effective solutions and will value your perspective, especially on any timely issue. NAMI members can receive regular updates about upcoming events requiring immediate action.
Follow this link to NAMI National’s Legislative Action Center to find your elected representatives, learn about key issues, and write your legislator.