|Department of Mississippi
American Legion Auxiliary
MISSISSIPPI'S LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
These ladies have volunteered to contact their designated congressman on issues that
concern the Legion Family.
TIPS ON WRITING TO A MEMBER OF CONGRESS:
* When writing to the chair of a committee or the Speaker of the House, it is proper to address
them as "Dear Mr. Chairman or Madam Chairwoman:" or "Dear Mr. Speaker:"
* Purpose of your letter: your purpose for writing should be be stated in the first paragraph of
the letter. If the letter pertains to a specific piece of legislation, identify it accordingly, e.g.,
House bill: H.R. ____; Senate bill: S. ____.
* Be courteous, to the point, and include key information, using examples to support your
* Address only one issue in each letter; and, if possible, keep the letter to one page.
Sending E-mail to Congress:
When addressing an e-mail to a member of Congress, follow the same suggestions as for a
printed letter. For the subject line of your e-mail, identify your message by topic or bill number.
The body of your message should use this format:
City, State, ZIP
Dear (Title) (Last Name),
Start your message...