Writing Letters to your Representatives in Congress|
AED members are frequently called upon to contact their representatives in the Senate and House of Representatives to express positions on legislative issues affecting the equipment distribution industry. The most effective way to do so is to mail or fax a personal letter to your representative and senators. Some tips for doing so follow.
- In the first paragraph of your letter state your position in your company, the name of your company, what your company does, how many individuals your company employees, and where your company is located. It will be helpful to our efforts if you also state that you are a member of the Associated Equipment Distributors, the trade association representing the construction equipment distribution industry.
- In the second paragraph state the purpose for your letter. Be sure to ask for some specific action from your member of Congress. For example, "I am writing to ask that you cosponsor HR 8, the Death Tax Elimination Act."
- In the third paragraph, give some very brief background on the issue and the best arguments in favor of your position. Additional information about all AED's legislative objectives is available at our world wide web site or by contacting our Washington office.
- In the fourth paragraph, reiterate your request for action by the member of Congress.
- In the fifth paragraph, thank the member of Congress for their consideration of your opinion.
- Mail or fax your letter to your representative and/or senators.
SEE SAMPLE LETTER