sample statement

Good (Morning/Afternoon/Evening).


My name is ___________________________ and I live at (Street Address) in (Town).


I urge you to (oppose/support) this proposal to (briefly describe proposal – i.e., raise tobacco taxes). This proposal is a (good/bad) idea because (Describe how the issue affects you. If possible, include facts and personal examples to support your position. Keep in mind, you may only have a minute or two to speak).


I urge you to vote (for/against) this proposal. Thank you for your consideration.