EPA’s Nonpoint Source News-Notes, Issue #87 (June 2009)NPS News-Notes Issue #87 is now online at www.epa.gov/newsnotes/pdf/87issue.pdf The newsletter’s cover page includes links to each section, article, and announcement.
For previous issues of News-Notes, see www.epa.gov/newsnotes.
To phone your Maine legislators – Leave the briefest of messages and leave your number for a call-back:
Maine House of Representatives: 1-800-423-2900
Maine Senate 1-800-423-6900
To e-mail your Representative:
1. Using your Internet browser, go to <http://janus.state.me.us/house/e_mail.htm>
2. Locate your Representative on the alphabetical listing
3. Click on the Representative’s e-mail link. This will create a new e-mail message for you to fill out and send.
To e-mail your Senator:
1. Using your Internet browser, go to <http://janus.state.me.us/legis/senate>
2. Scroll down to find and click on “Senator E-mail” link.
3. Locate your Senator on the alphabetical listing.
4. Click on the Senator’s e-mail link. This will create a new e-mail message for you to fill out and send.
A word about content…
1. Identify yourself by name and tell where you live; make it clear you are a constituent
2. If an organization membership or job title is related to the subject, include that as part of your self-identification
3. Identify the legislative bill or administrative proposal and state clearly whether you support or oppose it.
4. Be polite and concise. Focus on one or two talking points. Use local examples if you can.
5. Ask the legislator for specific action (e.g. to give full consideration to voting for/against legislation).
6. Close by thanking the legislator for his or her time and consideration.
M. S. Shannon
Maine Congress of Lake Associations