How To: Write Congress
Whether as a follow-up to an office visit or as a first contact, an email or a letter to your legislator can be an effective advocacy tool to help people with arthritis.
- Be brief and to the point. Clearly state and identify the arthritis issue about which you are concerned.
- Add support to your information and request, including your own personal story.
- Ask for a specific favorable commitment from your legislator.
- Include your address on the email or letter and envelope.
Why Your Legislators Will Listen To You
You can change the way your Senators and Representatives think about arthritis.
- Arthritis is a serious, national health problem that the government must help confront.
- You are unique because you have current information about research and other programs in arthritis and related conditions.
- Keeping up-to-date on these issues is one of your legislator's responsibilities.
- You are a registered voter in your legislator's home district and state.
Thank you for taking a moment to tell your Senators and U.S. Representatives how arthritis affects your life and for asking them to support Arthritis Advocacy Priorities.