Writing to your state legislators doesn't have to be intimidating. Check out our post on how to find out who are your state legislators. If you are planning to write to them, here is one example of a template you can follow.
Paragraph One: State who you are and that you are their constituent. Write 1-2 sentences about yourself and your ties to the community. Include the name of your city/town, and some personal information such as how long you or your family has lived in Kentucky; what kind of business your family is in; how many children you have; or where you go to church/school. If you know anything you have in common with the legislator, mention it here.
Paragraph Two: state the purpose of your letter. Here is what we suggest, customized to ask for support of BR 301:
I am opposed to a mandatory COVID vaccine, and I am concerned that current Kentucky law does not protect my right to make medical decisions for my family.
I am specifically concerned about the last sentence in KRS 214.036, “in the event of an epidemic in a given area, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services may, by emergency regulation, require the immunization of all persons within the area of epidemic, against the disease responsible for such epidemic.” Representatives Maddox and Hart have pre-filed BR 301 which would address this concern.
I would like to know where you stand on this issue and ask that you please support BR 301.
(Be sure to include this sentence, or something similar, so that they know you are asking them to respond to you.)
Optional: 2-3 sentences about why this is important to you. Use your own words. Are you or a loved one vaccine injured? Are you religiously opposed? You believe that when there is a risk there must always be a choice? DON’T GO OVERBOARD!
If this legislator is up for re-election in 2020 and has an opponent in the general election, you can say that their response will help you decide how to cast your vote.
Paragraph Three: Thank them for their time, and specifically state that you look forward to receiving their response.
Conclude with your name and include your Kentucky mailing address