In Reply to: Re: Old shoe campaign posted by David D. Smith on May 10, 2019 at 09:47:55:
The following tips will help maximize the probability of your letter being read and considered.
Always refer to your legislator as “The Honorable (Name)” in addressing the envelope and the letter. In the salutation, write: “Dear Senator,” “Dear Congressman,” “Dear Congresswoman,” “Dear Representative,” “Dear Assemblyman,” or “Dear Assemblywoman, so your message doesn’t look like junk mail.
When writing to the chair of a committee, or to the Speaker of the House, it is appropriate to write: “Dear Mr. Chairman,” “Dear Madam Chairwoman,” “Dear Mr. Speaker,” or “Dear Madam Speaker.”
The Honorable (Senator’s Name)
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Senator (Name):
The Honorable (Representative’s Name)
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Congressman or Congresswoman (Name):