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Keep It Short

Limit your letter to one page and one issue

Make the first sentence catch to get the readers' attention

Identify yourself and the issue.  State who you are and what issue you are wrting about.

Focus on your main points.  Choose your strongest points to support your argument and develop them clearly. 

Too much information can distract from your position.

Make it personal.  Tell your decision maker why this issue matters to you and how it effects you, your family, your community and generations to come.

Ask, "Please keep me informed about this critical issue.

Include your name and address on both your letter and envelope so that they can reply.

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