Other Methods

Phone calls

To call Texas legislators toll free, superintendents and board members can use the TASB Governmental Relations Hot Line, 800-580-4885. To be connected to any office in the U.S. House or Senate, call 202-224-3121.

Include the same information in a phone call that you would write in a letter and be just as brief. If you can’t get through to the lawmaker, speak to an aide. Identify yourself by name, school district, and town. Mention the bill number, if you’re calling about a specific piece of proposed legislation. Thank the legislator or staff member for taking the time to hear your position.

Telegrams

If time is short, sending a telegram may be appropriate. Identify yourself, the bill, and the way you want the legislator to vote.