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Dear Senator/Representative ______,

My name is _____ (first and last), and I’m a _____ (freshman/sophomore/junior/senior) from _____ (school name) in _____ (county name). On _____ (date of Lobby Day), a group of my fellow students and I will be coming to Capitol Hill for a Lobby Day in hopes of sharing youth perspectives on key legislative issues with lawmakers like you!

If you’re available, I was hoping to set up a time to meet on _____ (date of Lobby Day) to discuss potential reform on the issue of _____ (political issue of focus). As a student, _____ (political issue of focus) is incredibly important to me because … (one or two sentences about how you came to care about the issue and why you are excited to share your perspective on Capitol Hill).

Thank you so much for your time, and I optimistically look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

(name), (school name)


Remember, at the end of the day, this is just a starting point! Be sure to be creative and add your own spark to what you write. For an example of what the finished product might look like, take a look below:

Dear Senator Smith,

My name is Jessica Freeman, and I’m a junior from Central High School in Lancaster, PA. On May 5, 2018, a group of my fellow students and I will be coming to Capitol Hill for a Lobby Day in hopes of sharing youth perspectives on key legislative issues with lawmakers like you!

If you’re available, I was hoping to set up a time to meet on the 5th to discuss my student perspective on gun reform. As a student, gun reform is a paramount issue for me, especially in light of recent attacks that have occurred across the country as a result of loose regulations. I am eager to share my unique perspective on the efforts that you and your office are already making towards these critical changes.

Thank you so much for your time, and I optimistically look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Jessica Freeman, Central High School