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Senator Peter Wirth's "Top 10" Tips for Citizen Advocacy at the

Presented in true David Letterman style

10. Don't be scared of the Round House – it’s your building.

9. Understand what it takes for a bill to become law.

8. Use the tools on the Legislature's web page: www.nmlegis.gov.

7. E-mail is a great way to communicate with most legislators - but know the legislator's preference

6. A legislator's constituents are generally the best advocates.

5. Be courteous and remember your bill is one of thousands.

4. Bills usually take more than one to legislative session to pass.

3. A great place to meet legislators is on the chamber floor before or after session

2. Speak up at committee meetings.

1. Count your votes and be targeted.