Sample Script - House:

‘Hello my name is XXXXXX. I live in CITY and I am constituent of Representative [Rep’s last name] .

I am calling today to find out the Representative’s position on HR 1538, the CARERS Act (Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States). ‘

  • If They Support CARERS

    Answer

    “That is wonderful. Can I count on the Representative  to sign-on to the bill?”

  • If They Will Sign-on to CARERS

    Answer

    "Thank you so much for representing patients."

  • If They Will Not Sign-on to CARERS

    Answer

    “Can I count on the Representative to vote for the bill if it comes to the floor?”

    If they say 'Yes'

    “Thank you so much for representing patients.”

  • If They Are Undecided About CARERS

    Answer

    "As a constituent I support the CARERS Act because …..(fill in your views)"

    "Can I send the Representative more information?”

    Get email address and send one pager.

  • If They Oppose CARERS

    Answer

    “Can you tell me why the Representative is opposed to the bill? ”

    Listen to their response.

    “As a constituent I support the CARERS Act because …..(fill in your views)

    "Can I send the Representative more information? ”

    Get email address and send one pager.