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The sample letter is text that site visitors can typically edit and send to their lawmakers. A good letter will explain the issue and the impact on key constituencies. It is helpful to include supporting facts with sources, like study data. Ideally there is a specific request of the lawmaker, such as to cosponsor or vote for a specific bill (with number) or to sign on to a letter. It is important to keep the tone constructive and positive-- in particular threats about withholding votes or fundraising are counterproductive with legislative staff.
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