Sample Letter to Congress about Science
My name is [your name]. I live in [your town] and I am a constituent of [your representative/policymaker].
I am a PRO-SCIENCE VOTER.
I am writing to ask you to SUPPORT [name of relevant measures or scientific issue].
In order to build strong and healthy communities in [your state and/or country] we must use our best-available knowledge and the scientific consensus to make policy decisions. Therefore, we have to support scientific research and scientists in order for good policymaking to be possible.
I urge you to support [this measure or issue] because it will help scientists and scientific research better serve your constituents and our communities.
[Give an example of how this policy will help you and your community, or how good science policy has helped your community in the past. Tell your story.]
Please stand with me in supporting policy that makes good science possible, and takes advantage of good science to make decisions that affect all of us. Thank you!
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