Things You Should Know By Now- How To Get A Law Passed


Haven't you ever said: "There oughta be a law about this!" I have. (for instance I think it's BS that health insurance companies in LA will not pay for fertility)
I realized I have no idea how to make this happen. So I did a little research.

1) Look For A Precedent- Save yourself time and energy by seeing if someone else has already started the ball rolling. Do a web search to see if similar legislation has been passed in another city or state. Take that wording a write a proposal for a law (one page max).

2) Get a catch phrase- be short and concise. Make the law impossible to pass up!

3) Make Friends With An Elected Official- In most cases a law must be proposed by an elected official. Go on line and learn about who in your area might have sponsored similar legislation in the past. Then do their homework for them by researching any relevant data, news, stories, and letters of support.

4) Do It Yourself!- If you'd rather do it yourself (and you may live in a state that allows this), then check your states secretary of state website for more information.


Go Get 'Em!!!
xo The Mrs.

9 comments:

Seersucker Scrapper said...

Good to know!!! Thanks for sharing!

S said...

This is a great series!! I love the new pic, by the way - wonderful family shot :)

Stereos and Souffles said...

Love the family pic!!

Bee and Rose said...

Love your new header! Look at your wee ones smiling! Adorable!

Thanks for the heads up! This is great information!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Great new header! And great list!

Life, Love And Lola said...

Your new pic is great!!! I would like to pass a law that I don't have to work on Mondays...

LPC said...

Good for you, contributing to our civic participation.

Clare said...

great advice!! i hope you are well, missed reading your blog:)

Life is what you make it said...

Great info!! Love the new family pic.