Sample Letter to a State Representative
The following letter can be easily cut and pasted into a Word document or email program for editing. This sample letter is also available here in DOC format.
The Honorable (State Representative’s First and Last Name)
(State Name) House of Representatives
State Capital Address
Dear Representative (Last Name):
The legislation addressing (describe issue concisely, or use the exact name of the bill before legislature) is of paramount interest to me because I am a (Certified Academic Language Therapist, parent, teacher, etc.) and this issue directly impacts (my students, my profession, the way we as professionals will be able to function effectively, my child, etc.).
I am primarily concerned about (describe specific concern within the larger issue) because (state reasons or examples briefly, with only as many relevant details as necessary to make your point clearly.) Other aspects of this same issue that affect (my student, profession, child) are (describe briefly any secondary concerns and supporting situations, reasons, examples, etc.).
Thank you for your consideration of my viewpoint on this matter. I believe it is an important issue and would like to see the legislation (pass, fail, or be amended) to ensure effective educational services for the students involved.