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Letter Writing

Post by WQ Project Coordinator » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:50 am

You can make your voice be heard by writing your local elected officials about conservation issues that matter to you. It doesn't matter what your age is, you can send a letter.

Here are some tips from the World Wildlife Federation on how to write a powerful letter to your elected officials:
Emails, postcards, and phone calls are good communication tools, but letters and faxes are the most effective and persuasive way of communicating our views to elected officials.

These tips will help you write a persuasive letter:

* Keep it short.
Limit your letter to one page and one issue.

* Identify yourself and the issue.
In the first paragraph of your letter state who you are and what issue you are writing about. If you are referring to a specific bill, identify it by number (e.g. H.R. 2372 or S. 1287).

* Focus on your main points.
Choose the three strongest points to support your argument and develop them clearly. Too much information can distract from your position.

* Make it personal.
Tell your legislator why the issue matters to you and how it affects you, your family, and your community. Make a connection to the legislator. Did you vote for her? Did you contribute to the campaign?

* Ask for a reply.
Include your name and address on both your letter and envelope.

* Trust your voice.
Be polite and take a firm position in your letter. Be confident in your understanding of the issue and remember that the legislator may know less than you. Thank elected officials when they vote the way you want.

Have you ever written a letter to your elected officials about an issue? What did you say? Did you get a response?
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Re: Letter Writing

Post by Aragorn » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:39 pm

wow... i never though of this.... the only problem is i don't know who my elected officials are for my state, where we have three thousand wolves and it matters most, Minnesota.
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Re: Letter Writing

Post by Blindseer » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:55 pm

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Post by ArKtic Wolf » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:19 am

You need alot of people to write letters before they start taking notice. Even then, the official might not even read them. :(
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Post by fangwolf » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:07 am

this will help me and my friends we are going to be writeing a letter to the offical people
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Re: Letter Writing

Post by WQ Project Coordinator » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:09 am

Fangwolf: Share with us why you are writing your officials.
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Re: Letter Writing

Post by Kikai » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:27 am

I think I will write a letter. I mean I have always wanted to speak out, to conservatives, nature habitats, anything that matters and that I can make a change.........but I wonder what the letter will say...??
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Post by sapphirewolf » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:07 pm

i cant my state has no wolves, Rhode Island
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Post by Myarru » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:16 pm

sapphirewolf wrote:i cant my state has no wolves, Rhode Island

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