Sample Letter to a Senator


The Honorable (full name)
room #) Senate Office Building

United State Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator (last name):

The legislation addressing (describe issue concisely, or use exact name of bill before legislature) is of paramount interest to me because I am a (a concerned citizen, professional, parent, teacher, etc.) This issue directly impacts (my community, my profession, the way we as professionals or citizens will be able to function effectively, my child, etc.)

I am primarily concerned about (describe major specific concern within the larger issue) because (state reasons or examples briefly, with only as many relevant details as necessary to make your point clearly.) Other aspects of this same issue that affect (my community, profession, child) are (describe briefly and secondary concerns and supporting situations, reasons, examples, etc.)

Although I have read reports of your position in the media, I realize this may not fully represent your viewpoint. Therefore, I will look forward to your reply expressing your opinions, and your current stance on the issue.

Thank you for your consideration of my viewpoint on this matter. I believe it is an important issue, and would like to see the legislation (pass, fail, or be amended) to ensure (desired outcome of your particular issue).


Your name,
Phone Number
E-mail Address


Simply copy and paste the above text to your word or text document and fill in the blanks. Simple!