AFS: Keystone Chapter

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since 1891



Political Action

Freedom wins when all who can vote do vote.

The following is a collection of position papers presented by the AFS:

The letter is the most popular choice of communication with a congressional office. If you decide to write a letter, here is a list of suggestions that will improve the effectiveness of the letter:

To a Senator:
The Honorable (name)
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator ______:

To a Representative:

The Honorable (name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative ______:

Note: When writing to the Chair of a committee or the Speaker of the House, it is proper
to address them as:
Dear Mr. Chairman or Madam Chairwoman:
Dear Mr. Speaker

Your purpose in writing should be stated in the first paragraph of the letter. If your letter pertains to a specific piece of legislation, identify it accordingly (e.g. House bill: H.R. ___, Senate bill S.___).

Be courteous, to the point, and include key information, using examples to support your position.

Address only one issue in each letter and, if possible, keep the length to one page.