Testify to Government Committees

In a Democracy, You Have a Right and a Responsibility to Express Your Opinion

  • These guidelines will help you prepare your written and spoken testimony for local, state and federal government committees. 

  • This link gives you an excellent example of testimony before a state legislative committee. 

  • Know how to prepare for testifying. 

  • Seek out an organization that is recruiting and training volunteers to offer testimony:  you not only will acquire great skills from experienced advocates, but you also will be part of a group, which may give you more confidence. 

  • Go to the Activist Groups links on this website for a list of some of those groups.

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