Legislative Advocacy — Getting Started

Volunteer with the Campaign for Hoosier Family. Here is some important information to get you started.


If your faith calls you or the c4hf logomembers of your organization to serve the least among us, the Campaign for Hoosier Families is an opportunity to put your faith into action. Join with others to speak up for low-income Hoosier families. Individuals may also join!

To join—


Join the Campaign for Hoosier Families— a strong public voice for children and families in need.

  • Impacting legislation
  • Educating the public
  • Conducting policy research
  • Mobilizing grassroots efforts

For a list of Federal, State & Local Legislators and their contact, information, click HERE.

To review the LUM Bill Watch List, a list of legislation that the LUM Campaign for Hoosier Families is watching, click HERE.


Work with other concerned citizens on issues that are critical to the health and well-being of Hoosier families, issues such as—

  • Energy assistance
  • State funding for emergency shelters
  • Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC)
  • Predatory lending
  • Funding for food and nutrition programs
  • Health care

By working together, we CAN make a difference for Indiana families! YOU can be an advocate for Hoosier families! The Campaign educates its members on effective advocacy techniques.

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To review the LUM Bill Watch List, a list of legislation that the LUM Campaign for Hoosier Families is watching, click HERE.


How to Write Your Elected officials:
  • Find your legislators – click HERE
  • Make your letter your own—expressing your own thoughts, on your own paper, in your own style.  An original letter carries more weight than a form letter.
  • Be polite-thank your elected officials for the good things they do.  Offer constructive criticism when they are in error.
  • Clearly state whether you are FOR or AGAINST a bill.
  • Identify clearly the subject or subjects in which you are interested as well as the bill numbers.
  • Be as brief as possible while stating your position.
  • Be willing to compromise.
  • Give the local view point—how the national or state issue would affect your community, your industry, your home.   Use concrete examples to demonstrate the impact on your community.
  • Letters should be reasonable and possible of accomplishment.
  • Request a particular action.
  • Ask for a response.  You have told them where you stand now ask them where they stand.
  •  Personal visits, phone calls, and e-mail are also effective.
  • Sending letters to the editor
  • Refer to recent news article.
  • Keep your letter concise.
  • Don’t criticize political leaders by name.
  • Give your credentials and contact information.
  • Say thank you.
  • Get feedback before submitting.

Your Legislators — General Information

State: www.in.gov/legislative/legislators; Find your legislators, click HERE
State Senate 800-382-9467
State House 800-382-9842
U.S. Senate: www.senate.gov
U.S. House of Representatives: www.house.gov


Federal Legislators for Tippecanoe County

The Honorable Joe Donnelly
720 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Web site: www.donnelly.senate.gov
Email: donnelly@donnelly.senate.gov
p: (202) 224-4814
f: (202) 224-5011

Sen. Donnelly’s State Office
115 N. Pennsylvania Street Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46204
p: (317) 226-5555
f: (855) 772-7518


The Honorable Todd Young
Web site: www.young.senate.gov
E-mail through web site
400 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone (202) 224-5623

Sen. Young’s State Office
46 East Ohio Street – Suite 462
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone 317-226-6700
Office hours 8:30am – 5:00pm


Rep. Todd Rokita (R – 4th District)
Web site: rokita.house.gov
202-225-5037
236 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-1405

Rep. Rokita’s District Office:
765-838-3930
Fax:765-838-3931
337 Columbia Street
Lafayette, IN 47901


State Legislators for Tippecanoe County

PHONE
Indiana Senate: (317) 232-9400 or (800) 382-9467
Indiana House: (317) 232-9600 or (800) 382-9842

MAIL
Indiana State Senate or Indiana House of Representatives
200 West Washington Street
Indianapolis IN 46204

E-mail or to determine who your elected officials are:
www.in.gov/legislative/legislators


Area State Legislators


To review the LUM Bill Watch List, a list of legislation that the LUM Campaign for Hoosier Families is watching, click HERE.


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