When is a good time for the community gather and testify for a proposal? You testify when the proposal is ready for a committee meeting, the discussions happens then. The committee will let you know they’re ready to discuss, perhaps a couple of weeks in advance, so the community can attend. It is important that they provide an interpreter and have real-time captioning available. The community should prepare talking points on what they want to share. You can share points on why you oppose or support the bill. It is important to testify in front of an audience because it is a good measuring tool to see how much support or opposition a bill has. You can evaluate who opposes or supports the bill. Either they become your supporters or opponents. Testimonies are public record for anybody to see. It is important to attend as a community to oppose or support a bill.