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Writing to a Member of Congress

Now that you have an idea about the type of bill you will be writing, you should consider corresponding with at least one Member of the House of Representatives. Writing to a Member of Congress is a great way to express your opinion to someone who makes decisions about the issues that matter most to Americans.

Visit Project Vote Smart to find out more about individual Members of Congress, including which Members serve on a particular committee. For example, if you think you might write a bill on foreign policy, it might be a good idea to contact a Member on the House Committee on International Relations. The specific committee member you select is up to you, but you may wish to pick one from your state and/or political party. You may also wish to write to one of the Members of the House whose political ideology is similar to your own.

Click here to download the YLI letter writing guide, which will give you advice on how to write your letter.



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