We the Patients

How to talk with your legislator

Creating political change is hard, and it’s difficult to know where to start. 2020 has been an unprecedented and challenging year. From emailing your local representative to voting this November – your voice matters now more than ever. But don’t take our word for it. Hear straight from the horses mouth, Assembly Member Gottfried sits down us to discuss the importance of civic action.

A quick legislative recap.

Every New Yorker has two state legislators: An Assembly Member, and a Senator. Additionally, your state legislators know their job is to talk to you. So how do you make your case to them? How do you make your wants and needs clear? How do you even find your legislators? (Find your Assembly member here and find your Senator here!) All is answered below.

Now, watch Kistein Monkhouse talk with Assembly Member Gottfried, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Health!