Tell your legislator that our state needs a Diabetes Action Plan and ask them to support the Diabetes Action Plan! This plan would require state agencies to submit a Diabetes Action Plan to the legislature. This would help give our elected officials the best information on Indiana’s diabetes initiatives, as well as plans and recommendations to confront this disease.
Stories always make a better case than statistics, and personalized emails will always have an even greater impact than form e-mails. Personalizing your letter is extremely important!
Dear [Decision Maker],
I'm writing to urge you to support our community and make diabetes a priority. Specifically, I am asking you to encourage the Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Human Services to recommend the introduction and passage of Diabetes Action Plan legislation next year. Earlier this summer, your committee heard testimony from the American Diabetes Association urging you to make diabetes a priority in Indiana. The Association and several other witnesses stressed that collaboration among state agencies and key stakeholders is critical to addressing the diabetes epidemic in our state. Such collaboration is the hallmark of Diabetes Action Plan legislation.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]