The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault works with elected officials at the state and federal levels to ensure adequate funding for sexual assault response programs, victims’ rights, and offender accountability. With input from our legislative committee, each year we develop a comprehensive legislative agenda to meet the needs of our members.
Who Represents Me?
Find out who represents you in the NC Legislature:
Communicating with Your Representatives
Find Your Elected Officials
First step: find out who represents you. Visit our Legislative Resources page to do this.
While representatives vary in how they approach constituent communications, phone calls are always going to be your best bet. Representatives receive thousands of emails and letters a week, and will often group them together for form responses. When calling, you will reach a live person - typically a staffer - who will take down your comments and tally responses for the representative.
Attend Town Hall Meetings, Office Hours, and Public Meetings
Sometimes respectful face to face communication is the best way to communicate with your elected officials.
Engage Them on Social Media
A report from the Congressional Management Foundation indicates that as few as 10 social media posts to an elected official is enough to catch their office's attention. Social media usage varies member to member so check out their social media pages and see whether their Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram is the best place to be an activist.
Engage in Local Media
There is nothing that members hate more than negative press, whether local or national. Use the power of the press and write letters to the editor and/or opinion editorials in your local and regional papers, naming, shaming, or praising your elected officials for the stances that they take.