You will pick from the list below which key points you want to include in your brief. Remember, you are trying to convince your policy makers to adopt your stance. What is it you are asking of your legislator- to support the bill, vote against the bill, add something that is missing in the bill, etc? What information do you need to provide to get them to “buy” your “product”? How can you tie this in with previous positions they have taken?
Background of the issue to include:
The nature of the issue
Who is primarily impacted?
What are the most recent stats on this issue?
How can you highlight the problem and making it relevant for the legislator.
Is there a price tag to this issue?
Current status of relevant legislation to include:
Is it pending, in committee – which committee, who introduced it and when?