Legislative Program  
Department of Mississippi
American Legion Auxiliary
MISSISSIPPI'S LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

Kathy Dungan
Lou Wilkerson
Angela Kilcrease

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
position.

* 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:

Your name
Address
City, State, ZIP

Dear (Title) (Last Name),

Start your message...                   
Michelle Myrick
Dept. Chairman
2016-2017