Petitions, social networking and other forms of advocacy are ways to make your voice heard all the way to Washington D.C.
Write Your Members of Congress
Personal, thoughtful letters have a considerable impact on your members of Congress. When writing your letters, keep the following in mind:
- Focus on one issue or bill per letter and identify the bill by name and number.
- Express your point of view and why your legislator
should be supportive. Be brief and courteous.
- Explain the local impact of the legislation.
- Ask for a response from your member of Congress.
- Use your signature and personal letterhead and mention that you are a school board member when writing an individual letter. If it is a collective letter written by the board, have the president of the board sign it.
Make sure the letter is on the board’s letterhead.
- Put your return address on the letter (envelopes often
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