Addressing Government Officials
How to Address Your Government Officials
When writing a letter to your elected officials there are
several things to remember.
A good letter should give a complete but brief account
of your complaint or request, eliminating unrelated information.
Include your full name, correct address, and a phone number
both at work and at home. If an inquiry involves an agency that uses an identifying
case or file number (example: Social Security number), it is important to include
the number in order to locate records quickly.
Include the name of the agency and individual with whom
you have dealt concerning the problem. Do not abbreviate, because someone else
might not understand your abbreviations. Correct, brief, but complete information
means faster and more accurate assistance in your request for help.
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