How to Write a Letter to Your Legislator

The American Library Association gives the following advice on writing to your legislator:

Where possible, use your official letterhead. If this is not appropriate, and you write as an individual, use plain white bond paper, and give your official title following your signature as a means of identification and to indicate your competency to speak on the subject.

"Sincerely yours" is in good taste as a complimentary close. Remember to sign your given name and surname. If you use a title in your signature, be sure to enclose it in parentheses.


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