SAMPLE LETTER TO AN ELECTED OFFICIAL
City, State, Zip
The Honorable (Full Name) :
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Senator (Last Name) :
As someone who lives and votes in your state, I strongly urge you to support S.
123, a bill that would protect public lands as Open Space. S. 659 currently enjoys
the support of 52 of your fellow Senators, who have already signed on as
cosponsors. The House version of this bill -- H.R. 12345 -- already passed on an
overwhelming bi-partisan vote.
To date, 32 states have enacted laws to protect as open space public lands
made available due to military base closures. However, as long as new
development is prioritized before protecting open space, we are at risk of losing
what few resources we have left. This is why it is vital that Congress act by
passing this legislation. S. 123.
In closing, I again encourage you to support and cosponsor S. 123 to protect the
open space. I thank you for your consideration on this matter, and would
appreciate it if you would inform me of your position on S. 123.