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Ways to Advocate: Writing to Elected Officials. Send a PERSONAL Letter. To YOUR Elected Officials. From YOU !!. Name, Address, Phone Number, Email. Tell them Who You Are!. You Vote = You’re their BOSS. Tell them Why You’re Writing!. What do you want?. Vote yes or no - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionWays to Advocate:Writing to Elected Officials

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionSend aPERSONAL Letter

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionTo YOUR Elected Officials

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionFrom YOU!!Name, Address, Phone Number, Email

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionTell them Who You Are!You Vote = Youre their BOSS

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionTell them Why Youre Writing!What do you want?Vote yes or noPlease write back

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionGet Help If Needed

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionThings to Rememberwhen youWRITE YOUR LETTER

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionBe NEATPRINT or TYPEDeb

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionRemember to K.I.S.S.S.S.SKEEP IT STRAIGHTSHORTSIMPLESINCERESWEET

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionStraightGet right to the point,right away!Im writing because K.I.S.S.S.S.S

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionShortOne PageNo FluffK.I.S.S.S.S.S

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionSimpleEasy LanguageK.I.S.S.S.S.S

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionSincereWhy is this important?Write from your HEART!K.I.S.S.S.S.S

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionSweetBe PoliteThank YouK.I.S.S.S.S.S

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

  • "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in ActionPrepared byAdvocates in ActionBox 41528Providence RI 41528

    (401) 785-2028

    www.advocatesinaction.org

    "Letter Writing", (c) 2007, Advocates in Action

    *Ways to Advocate: Letter Writing.*Make sure the letter you send is PERSONAL.Dont send a form letter. A form letter is a copy of the same letter that a lot of other people are also signing.Form letters are like junk mail. A personal letter has more power!Put is on your own stationary.Put it in your own words.

    *Here is how to address mailing envelopes if you are sending them to your public officials.For a senator, address your letter to the Honorable Senator FIRST AND LAST NAME. For example, to the Honorable Senator John Smith.For a Congressman, address your letter to the Honorable Representative FIRST AND LAST NAME. For example, to the Honorable Representative Mary Smith.

    For the Governor, address the letter to The Honorable Governor NAME. For Example, the Honorable Donald L. Carcieri.

    Send your letters to the State House. You can find out what room to mail them to by calling the Secretary of States office at: 401-222-2357. *Let the person you are writing to know that the letter is from YOU. Tell them know how to get in touch with you. Include your full name, address, phone number and email address if you have one.*Tell them you are a registered voter.Registered voters elected government officials, so you are their boss.Registered voters have POWER!*Tell your elected official why you are writing to them.Tell them what whats important to you.Tell them what you want them to do. For example, ask them to vote for or against an issue.Tell them you would like to hear back from them. Keep a record of any letters, emails, conversations or phone calls.*You dont have to write your letter by yourself. Get help if you need it!*Here are some things to remember when your write your letter.*Be neat. If you have bad handwriting or cannot write, type your letter.If you think your handwriting is neat, ask someone else to read it before you send your letter. You want your elected officials to be able to read what your send them!*Remember the word KISS when your write your letter.Kiss means to keep is straight, short, simple, sincere, sweet.*KISS means keep it STRAIGHT.Straight means get right to the point when you write your letter. Tell the person WHY you are writing at the very beginning or your letter.*KISS means keep it SHORT.Your elected official may have LOTS of letters to read. Keep the one that you send them short. Dont add any fluff or small talk about things that dont have to do with the issue you are writing about.Keep your letter to one page if you can.*KISS means keep it SIMPLE.Use easy language and words that everyone understands.Dont use abbreviations. Not everyone knows what they stand for.*KISS means keep it SINCERE.Sincere means writing from your heart. Be honest in your letter and tell them why this issue is very important to you.*KISS means keep it SWEET.Be polite and say thank you when you write.*Prepared byAdvocates in ActionBox 41528Providence RI 41528

    (401) 785-2028

    www.advocatesinaction.org

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