1. Introduction: Hello, my name is YOUR NAME
  2. Credibility: I am a constituent from city and state.
  3. Issue and Impact: I’m calling today to bring the Ohio Earned Income Tax Credit to your attention, as it is currently not refundable and capped at limits that aren’t helpful to Ohio’s hardest working families.
  4. Call to Action: I’d like to ask you to support the expansion of this tax credit to align with the Federal earned income tax credit by making it refundable so families can fully benefit from the credit, eliminating the cap on the credit so families receive the full credit they’re eligible for, and ensuring that the credit keeps pace with inflation to maintain its impact over time.
  5. Closing: Thank you for considering a policy that affirms our commitment to the hardworking families in our state, and if you would like to discuss this further please reach out to me at YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION.”

Sample Script:

“Hello, my name is _______ and I’m your constituent from ____________ (City, State). I’m calling today to bring the Ohio Earned Income Tax Credit to your attention, as it is currently not refundable and capped at limits that aren’t helpful to Ohio’s hardest working families. I’d like to ask you to support the expansion of this tax credit to align with the Federal earned income tax credit by making it refundable so families can fully benefit from the credit, eliminating the cap on the credit so families receive the full credit they’re eligible for, and ensuring that the credit keeps pace with inflation to maintain its impact over time. 

Thank you for considering a policy that affirms our commitment to the hardworking families in our state, and if you would like to discuss this further please reach out to me at ____________ (Your Email or Phone Number).”