Work With Your Local Elected Officials
Your resolution will need a champion
Now that you have a draft resolution and you've started building support in your local community, it's time to identify the member of your local council or commission who will champion your resolution. We've put together tips for how you can reach out to your local legislators below.
How to Pick your Elected Official
City, or state level? Decide if you want to move your resolution at the county or city level. Most states run elections at the county level, so passing a resolution there, especially if you want to include changes in law, will be most effective politically. You may want to choose the city level if you have better contacts there or see more opportunities for media attention on your resolution at the town level. Exceptions: MI, WI, ME where towns run elections, in DE where the state runs elections.