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For those legislative matters that you feel need to be addressed before voting on, contacting your local representatives is the first thing to do. Since you have tried this already, continue with calling as well as sending letters (not email) as a handwritten letter shows that you are concerned about a particular piece of legislation.
Consider writing to your local newspaper and have published your concerns. Contact various writers in your local paper and offer them what evidence you have stated as they may become interested in writing a story on what you have discovered.
Start a blog that you can point out facts that you feel can demonstrate the situation you are concerned about. Word could spread about what you are writing and could get the notice of those in government.
Find out when your local government officials are having a town hall and attend those. Speaking up on any topic you feel strong about will be heard by attending these town halls.
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All of these things take some time as there are many voices out there in social media and having your say does take sometime to be heard.
Start with writing to the letters to the editor of your local paper as well as national papers. Information is listed on the website of each paper to email your letter to the paper. Same works with major magazines as sending a letter to the magazine to be published along with other readers will get the ear of representatives that read these publications. Also special interest groups that agree with your platform will see your letter(s) and can then reach out to you.
Make your voice heard by going to council meetings as well as town halls when your representative is speaking. Your message to them will not take effect right away as getting out there and voicing your opinion takes time.
When talking in front of groups, mention your blog as getting the word out there is the first step in getting it noticed.
In terms of this particular bill in California, look toward contacting industry groups that can listen to your ideas and offer assistance in getting in contact with legislators:
For myself living in California and getting used to the bag ban, forgetting to take my bags into the store has happen multiple times. With any new law passed by our legislature, people have to understand what it does to their daily life and issues that can come up that was not thought of when the bill was passed.
Various interest groups have a better control of having the legislators ears and are better funded than others in the Golden State. Having other viewpoints addressed and listen to requires a groundswell of activists that have the same thinking as yourself to organize and get the word out. Working with the organization I linked above would be a start as well as having lobbyists in Sacramento work on your behalf. Getting signatures to have ballot measures on upcoming elections can also be a first step to repeal any law that you feel needed to be addressed. Also continue to attend public meetings and write to the major papers in the state. Getting the word out on a regular basis is the one way to have your voice heard.
You have obviously conducted much research on the topic and something that can be brought up with the organization I listed earlier. I am sure they would like the evidence you have found and can use this information in the lobbying they do in Sacramento and across the country.
Getting your point across will take time as there are others like yourself who feel this law has hurt the consumer and their daily life.
What I would suggest once more is to first attend any council meetings you can as well as any member of congress that has a town hall meeting in your area. I would also start sending letters to the editor to the major newspapers in the state as stating your facts that you have collected. Link in your letter to the editor the links you provided me as evidence to your stated facts. Finally, contact the organization I listed above as they can be of great help to your cause as well as I am sure they will want to hear from you.
There are various ways to present your findings to those that can be interested in correcting or making changes to the existing bill. I would start by contacting those cities that have some interest such as Lincoln CA. Send your findings to those in city government as well as the city manager as that person often has the most control over things pertaining to city government. I would then as pointed out earlier write to the major newspapers in the state and link those findings on your blog in the letter you write. This would also go to magazine letters to the editor as this type of bill has not passed in other states so your information could become useful to those that want to oppose it.
I would again contact the organization I listed earlier as they can get you in contact with nationwide groups that can learn from your blog and videos.
Nationwide would be the way to go in this case as California has already passed such as measure.
Your details are fine as it shows your passion for topic you have described. For what to do with the blog and videos you have made, again I would review what I suggested above as it would be I feel your best opportunity to have those interested in your ideas to be seen.
From my suggestions and thoughts above, start by writing to the local and national newspapers to the letters to the editor section on how strongly you feel on the topic along with mentioning your blog and any additional facts. This then would get your information out to more readers as well as those in government who then could reach out to you for further information and assistance. Since California has already passed the bill in question, other cities and states could then be interested and those legislators may then reach out to you. This I feel is a way to have more readers and interest in your blog and other facts you have collected.
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start by writing to the local and national newspapers to the letters to the editor section on how strongly you feel on the topic along with mentioning your blog and any additional facts. This then would get your information out to more readers as well as those in government who then could reach out to you for further information and assistance. Since California has already passed the bill in question, other cities and states could then be interested and those legislators may then reach out to you. This I feel is a way to have more readers and interest in your blog and other facts you have collected.