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Speak up and be involved
Lawmakers can't address your concerns if they don't know what they are.

Speak up

This is a huge election year in statehouses around the country and in Washington, DC. The presidential election season should create some increased urgency among lawmakers to reach out to their constituents as they work to secure votes for the fall.

On the following pages, Land Line provides tried-and-true methods to be informed and effectively communicate with elected officials. These tools and tips should put you in the best position to express your views on the issues.

Be involved

Most state lawmakers throughout the country will be weeks into their legislative work by the time you are reading this. Here are some easy steps to make your concerns known to those who shape your state laws.

If you are an OOIDA member and do not know who your elected officials are or how to contact them, you can call the Association’s Membership Department at 800-444-5791 and they will look it up for you.

You can monitor ooida.com, landlinemag.com and landlinenow.com or tune in to “Land Line Now” on Sirius XM for updates on legislative action in your state. For in-depth coverage and a state-by-state accounting of action that relates to your business, read “OOIDA’s State Watch” in every issue of Land Line Magazine.

If you become aware of a new law proposed in your home state that would affect trucking, call Land Line at 800-444-5791 and ask State Legislative Editor Keith Goble to place it on the Association’s watch list.

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