"For the People" Writing Resources (Feb. 16, 2021)

Are you writing to your elected representative, or to a local news outlet?

Are you writing a letter, or a postcard?

Whatever you choose, here are some useful writing resources!

Thank you for supporting the "For the People Act" (H.R. 1 / S. 1).

Your voice matters!


What is the "For the People Act"?

  • A summary, with a bulleted list of key provisions and why they matterย 
  • Why write?

Talking points and resources for further reading

  • Key messages to include in your letters/postcards to reps or letters to the editor
  • Links you can use for research and to add greater detail to your letters

Writing a letter or postcard to your elected representatives

  • Guidelines for writing an effective letter or postcard to your rep
  • Contact info for our reps
  • Sample postcard scripts
  • Sample letter (feel free to duplicate and fill in your own details!)

Writing a letter to the editor

  • Guidelines for writing an effective letter to the editor
  • Sample letter (please use this just as an example; editors wonโ€™t appreciate getting the same letter from everyone!)
  • Contact information for recommended media outlets