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How to write a member of
Congress


Barbara Boxer


Dianne Feinstein


Your Congressional
Representative

Make sure to address your letter
properly:


The Honorable [NAME OF REP OR SENATOR]

[House of Representatives] [or United States Senate]

[Room Number and Office Building of Rep or Senator]

Washington, D.C. 20515 (for House) or 20510 (for
Senate)



The Honorable Dianne
Feinstein

United States Senate

331 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510


What to include in your letter…

1)
Say who you are and what you are writing
about. Specifically reference what bill you are
writing about (ex: S390)

2)
Briefly explain why you support or oppose this
piece of legislation. Explain why the issue is
important to you. Back up your position with
examples or data.

3)
State what action you want them to take on
this piece of legislation. Request a response.

Steps

1)
Write a rough draft of your letter addressed to the
person you are actually going to send it to.

2)
Bring rough draft to class on Friday for peer
-
editing

3)
Revise and write final draft of letter. Print out a hard
copy to give Mrs. Trout on Thursday 3/21.

4)
Go to the website of the member of Congress you are
writing to. Click on contact via email. Fill in the
template by cutting and pasting from your original
letter. Make sure you include your name, home
address, and email address.

5)
When you get a response from the office of that
senator/representative, please forward a copy to
strout@holyfamilyk8.org


Resources


Sites to research legislation


www.popvox.com


www.govtrack.us


Find your congressional representatives


http://www.house.gov/representatives/find
/


http://www.senate.gov
/




Other Resources


Sample of letter to member of Congress


http://
www.indiananurses.org/pdf_files/sample%2
0letter%20format.pdf


http://
oceana.org/en/our
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work/climate
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energy/offshore
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drilling/gulf
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oil
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spill
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activist
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toolkit/sample
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letter
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to
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senator


Templates for a formal letter


http://
www.buzzle.com/articles/formal
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letter
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format
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sample.html


Sample of a senator’s website


https://
www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm
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mail
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me