The ONE Campus Challenge is a college competition designed to mobilize students, faculty and alumni in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease.
How To: Write to Congress
Hand-written letters to your U.S. elected leaders are one of the most important and most impactful methods of advocating for an issue you care about. Congress tracks every hand-written letter they receive. Personal letters from constituents help educate policymakers about the issue, demonstrate that constituents care, and play a crucial role in influencing the decision-making process.
BEST PRACTICES TO CONSIDER:
Components of an effective letter:
Introduction – Includes your name and that you are a ONE member
“Ask” – Is what you’re asking your congressperson to do
Why you care—Include a personal story or comment to include that’s specific to the “ask”
Thank You – For being a champion, a leader, or their service to the district
Contact Information – Your name, physical address, email and phone number
Download the full PDF for a Sample Letter!