IFAS | Freedom Writer | July/August 1995 | write.html

How to write to your Congressmen

One of the best ways to get your point of view to members of Congress is through a personal letter. Elected officials pay close attention to the mail they receive because every letter represents a certain portion of their constituency. Many elected officials now have e-mail addresses. For those with access to the World-Wide Web, the Institute for First Amendment Studies' Electronic Activist provides an easy way to send e-mail to your Congressmen. The URL is http://www.buildingequality.us/ifas/activist. Whether you use the Internet or the postal system, there are certain basic rules to follow when writing to elected officials. Here are some tips:

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