You Can Influence Public Policy
Communicate with Your Elected Officials
It is important for each of us to let our representatives know where we stand on issues related to mental health (and all issues for that matter). We can take a lesson from those who came before us at NAMI NH - so much was accomplished by our founders creating personal contact with elected officials. Our legislators are committed to their public service positions and are interested in hearing from the people they represent.
The NH General Court is made up of two houses - the NH House of Representatives (400 members) and the NH Senate (24 members). NH's Congressional Delegation is made up of two members in the House of Representatives and two Senators in the Senate. Our legislators are committed to their public service positions and are interested in hearing from the people they represent.
Effective methods of lobbying include:
The crafting of your message content is essential if you want to be heard. Here are some tips from congressional staff regarding what is most likely to get attention and move your message along in the congressional office.
Public Policy Platform ~ inform yourself about NAMI NH's public policy platform
Public Policy Training ~ for individuals interested in becoming public policy advocates
Take Action ~ find out how to contact your NH Legislators and Congressional Delegation
Vote Mental Health ~ learn why it's important to know where your candidates stand on the issues