Call Script Urging Representatives to Allow Remote Notarization and Witnessing

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“Hello, my name is [insert your name] and I am your constituent from [insert city and state]. I am calling to ask [senator or representative’s name] to urge the prompt issuance of an executive order, emergency proclamation, or similar order appropriate for our state allowing remote notarization and witnessing by simple means that can be offered to most clients by all attorneys in [your state], regardless of the size of their firm.

With so many attorneys and their clients working from home and socially isolating, the simple act of face- to-face execution of documents needing acknowledgment by a notary public has become an obstacle to business. The state of emergency created by COVID-19 mandates that a simple remote notarization be allowed so that neither notary publics nor signatories have to congregate unsafely just to execute a document. There are several examples of simple remote notarization executive orders that have been issued or are proposed for remote notarization, such as New York’s Governor Cuomo’s recent executive order.

Which option is selected is not critical, just that a simple method is selected. Thank you for your time and for considering my request for your support.”

Find the contact information for your Governor, Representative, and/or Senator here: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials

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