The Right to Petition

Use your voice and Take A Stand Now, it is your First Amendment Right!

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Idaho's State Government

Legislators meet during session in at Idaho's State Capitol in Boise (700 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702). Idaho is a part-time legislature, meaning that they meet January to mid-March.

The Upper
Idaho Senate

  • The elected officials in the Senate are known as Senators.

  • There are 35 Senators

  • Each district has 1 Senator

The Lower House of Representatives

  • The elected officials in the House are known as Representatives.

  • There are 70 Representatives

  • Each district has 2 Representatives

Ways You Can Contact Your Elected Officials

"The right to petition allows citizens to focus government attention on unresolved ills; provide information to elected leaders about unpopular policies; expose misconduct, waste, corruption, and incompetence; and vent popular frustrations without endangering the public order.

By Mail

By Phone

By Email

In Person

Idaho State Capitol Building at dawn in Boise, Idaho, USA..jpg

How to be Effective

  • Mention your name and zip code/district at the beginning of the email

  • Start with the officials in your district first

  • Remember that elected officials are members of our communities​

  • Make a connection and make it personal

  • Thank them for their time and hard work

Examples

Hello, ________. My name is ________ and I live in District _____. I am calling/writing/emailing you today to let you know I not only oppose mandatory vaccinations. I would like the House to reconvene this month to pass legislation against unethical and unsafe mandates currently in place which violate bodily autonomy and individual liberties. Please reconvene the House.

Good morning, Representative/Senator ________. My name is ________, I live in your district here in ________. I'm calling/writing/emailing you today to let you know my opposition to mandatory vaccination by local employers and concern about discrimination based on religion and medical disability. I am asking you today to vote to reconvene the House to discuss this ONE issue. Thank you for your time.

 

My name is _______ and I live in District _____. I wanted to send you an letter/email today to let you know I oppose mandatory vaccines and I ask you to stand up for all Idahoans on this one specific matter (the mandates). Idaho is in distress. I am concerned for my family and our freedoms. I ask you to help our community.

Please note that the emails and letters do not have to be horribly long. Introduce yourself, make a connection, and include an ask.