Whether you are new to taking a stand or a seasoned activist, writing letters to your State Representatives is an easy, effective way to let your voice be heard. Your representatives want and need to know about the issues that matter most to you and your community. Don't assume that someone else is doing the work for you, follow these simple steps to become a change-maker today!
1. Locate your State Representatives
Not sure who your Reps are or where to reach them? Use this link to search by zip code to find names, contact info, and even upcoming events where you can speak to them in person.
2. Put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard)
Like everyone else these days, most State Representatives use email to communicate with their constituents. But there's also something special about sealing an envelope, brandishing it with a stamp, and sending it off to find it's way to your Representative's desk. Whichever way you choose, make sure your message hits the mark by using the correct formatting, spelling, and grammar. Feel free to copy & paste our template below and fill it in with your information.
The Honorable (full name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, D. C. 20515
Dear Representative (last name):
I am writing to you as a constituent from (city, state) to express my (concern/frustration/gratitude, etc) regarding (issue of importance).
(1-2 paragraphs explaining your position. Feel free to include personal reasons, factual evidence, and information explaining how your community is or will be impacted.)
Every vote matters and, as my Representative, I hope you will take this information into consideration when you cast yours.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and for working to make our world a safer, greener place for all.
Your full name
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