Sample Congressional Meeting Letter of Support

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National Alliance to End Homelessness

Toolkits | November 30, 2010

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You can use this sample letter of support as a template to provide to other organizations and individuals in your community to send letters in support of your meeting request.

PLACE ON YOUR LETTERHEAD

The Honorable (FIRST AND LAST NAME OF MEMBER)
U.S. SENATE / U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Washington, DC (SENATE ZIP CODE IS 20510; HOUSE ZIP CODE IS 20515)
Attn: Scheduler and (STAFF PERSON WHO WORKS ON RELEVANT POLICY ISSUE)
FAX: (FAX NUMBER)

Dear (REPRESENTATIVE / SENATOR X),

I am writing to support the recent request you received to attend a meeting with (TRY TO INCLUDE AN ESTIMATED NUMBER) of your constituents who will be in Washington, DC from (INSERT DATES).

The group would like to take this opportunity to thank you for (THANK HIM/HER FOR SOMETHING SPECIFIC OR GENERALLY FOR HIS/HER SUPPORT), demonstrate the success of local homelessness assistance programs, and discuss how we can continue to work together to advance (INCLUDE A SPECIFIC POLICY ISSUE).

(INCLUDE LOCAL INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THE POLICY ISSUE IS RELATED TO YOUR COMMUNITY’S PROGRESS. FOR EXAMPLE:

  • YOUR COMMUNITY’S TEN YEAR PLAN TO END HOMELESSNESS;
  • YOUR PROGRAM’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS, HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU HAVE SERVED, HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN RE-HOUSED;
  • A STORY ABOUT SOMEONE’S HOMELESSNESS THAT WAS PREVENTED OR ENDED; OR INTERESTING PARTNERSHIPS.)

The group is looking forward to meeting with you in Washington. Thank you in advance for your consideration of this request. I look forward to continuing to work with you on this critical issue.

Sincerely,