Sample Letter

Your Name                                                                                                                         Date.
Street Address
City, Province Postal Code

ATTN: Salutation Name
Position or Ministry
Street Address
City, Province Postal Code

RE:  (State the topic)

Dear Salutation Name,

State your position and your request for a specific action   Identify the personal impact of the legislation or situation on you.  If you are not directly in the elected officials ward or riding, this is where you explain why they should listen to you.

Cite relevant research or statistics. Relate this back to the impact it has on you and the community.

Thank them.  Reiterate the desired action. In one sentence include why you wish it done.

Sincerely,

(Your signature if a printed letter)

Your Name
Title (if relevant) or Ward/Constituency

 

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