Write a letter to your U.S. representative or senator about SB 11. In that letter, you need to do the following:
- Describe in some detail a specific current public policy or law that you would like to see changed. This policy can be in the area of economics, foreign policy, social policy, gun policy, drug policy ? i.e. anything having to do with US Law or Policy.
- Explain your alternative public policy solution or what change in the law you would recommend. Give at least two reasons with supporting evidence to show why your policy solution is preferable,
- Ask for their opinion and use language suitable for communicating with a legislator.
The Hororable Greg Abby
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, TX 78711
This assignment is to be done in APA format. It has to be personalized I will fill in the blanks with my personal information.
Your letter should be typed, single-spaced, and a minimum of one page in length, including the salutations and greetings expected in a letter (i.e., To the Honorable Representative Smith, Yours Sincerely, etc.). The link below will help you identify the proper salutation for the representative that you are writing to:
SAMPLE LETTER TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
The sample letter below is provided to show the correct format for addressing your State House Representative. It is impossible to provide one letter that would meet the needs of all students; so, you will need to personalize your letter to address your concerns or issues regarding legislation. Please use the left-hand column as a guide for the format, but make the letter unique to your needs!
Introduce yourself: your name, address and school to identify that you are a constituent
Why are you writing your Representative?
Ask for a response
Thank your Representative for his/her time
Closing with your name
City, TX Zip Code
The Honorable [Insert Representative?s Name]
Austin, TX or Washington, D.C. [Insert Zip Code]
Dear Representative [Insert Last Name]:
My name is [Insert Your Name] and I reside at [Insert Your Address] in [Insert Your City], Texas. I am a student [Insert College Name]
I am writing you to ask that you…
[Be specific with your suggestion, idea or request. If you are writing about a specific Bill, include the Bill Number –
for example, HB 2 or SB 11]
I appreciate your help and ask that you please send me a response letting me know if you are able to pass a Bill that would [Insert preferred resolution of issue].
Thank you for your time and considering my request.
[Insert Your Name]