A Note From BSG

For particular issues that you wish to see changed in your community, an important step to take is ensuring that those in charge of these decisions hear you. Don’t email the president because your boss fired you, or your county executive because your neighbor’s dog won’t stop barking. However, if you are concerned about a systemic issue, or more impactfully, a particular bill in the legislative body or an action taken by an executive, then write them a letter, or give their office a phone call.

Use the website of any official or government to make sure that your outreach is relevant to their office or jurisdiction. For how to find these officials and their information, keep reading.

How to Write to Officials

This page from the ACLU offers some basic tips on writing letters to elected officials.

This page offers more tips and a formatted sample letter.