Hints for Writing to Your Legislator

From the Spring '96 issue of Hopes & Dreams, newsletter of the Illinois Chapter, Huntington's Disease Society of America.

Copied from Update, Newsletter of HDSA/Delaware Valley Chapter

Have you seen articles in the newspaper regarding pending legislation with which you don't agree? Do you hear news reports regarding proposals which you think are a bad idea? Do you ever want to tell your elected representatives at the federal or state level just what you think?

If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, then here are some tips on writing to your legislator to advocate that he/she vote for/against a pending bill.

The following example of an address/salutation format is appropriate:

The Honorable John Smith
U.S. Senate/U.S. House of Representatives/
Senate of [State]/[State] House of Representatives
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Senator/Representative Smith:

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Last updated: Dec. 2, 2010