Be Heard

Contact your legislator about Neonic legislation

Sometimes, the best way to tell your legislator something is to, well, tell them. Give them a call, send them an email, or even mail them a handwritten note. Remember, the most effective messages are the ones that come from the heart, so include your personal perspective on why this issue is important to you! Here are a few ways to get in touch:

  • Give them a call: Another easy way to get the message to your elected official is to give them a call. When the Legislature is in session  (January through May) you can leave a message with the Sergeant at Arms office. Give them a call at 1-800-322-5616. Make sure you mention your name, town, and who you’re leaving the message for.  During the rest of the year you can contact your elected officials directly and let them know you support strong pesticide rules. Just click the links to find the contact info for your Senators and Representatives. Don’t know who your legislators are? Find them here.
  • Send a personal note: Send them an email with your thoughts. To really make an impact, one of the best things you can do is to send your legislators a handwritten note about why you support this legislation. Keep it professional, but make it personal! Legislators need to hear the specific reasons they are being asked to do this work! Address your notes like this:

Stuck on what to say? Be sure to check out our Neonics page here.

Send in a comment to VAAFM to update the rules

Vermont’s pesticide rules haven’t been updated since 1991. Read the old rules here.  See comments that have already been submitted here. Then, write your own comment — it can be as long or as short as you want! — and send it to Cary Giguere at

Having trouble finding what to say, see our asks on our home page.