Election Day may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t communicate with your elected representative. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Regardless of how you feel about politicians, you have a right to hold them accountable in this country. You could be thinking, “What good is writing my representative going to do?” Believe it or not, what you say could have more of an impact than you think. So how do you go about exercising your citizenship and making your voice heard? Keep reading for tips on how to write a letter to a senator or other representative.
- Figure out why you’re writing – We don’t have to remind you of all the turmoil going on in America. Whatever you choose to discuss, try to sum up your purpose in one sentence. Keep in mind that you want to begin with a focused statement and then inform the rest of the process. Steer clear of just rambling on and on, as this will get you nowhere.
- Determine who you should be addressing – This is where a bit of research comes into play. If you really want to make the most out of your letter, be sure that it’s addressed to the right person. For example, a town supervisor doesn’t have the power to lower school taxes or increase Social Security benefits. One additional piece of advice here: Do what you can to address someone who represents you directly.
- Use pen and paper, not the computer – Just because we live in an increasingly digitized world doesn’t mean you should email your representative. A hard copy is the most dignified and time-honored method. Pay close attention to how you present your information and back up any concerns accordingly. Most importantly, be respectful. Chances are that you’re looking for them to do you a favor. Simply bashing your representative in written form is a waste of time. Not to mention, this person is someone of power and influence you are addressing. Should you include anything that could be construed as a threat, be prepared to be investigated by the FBI.
How Worcester Envelope Company Can Help
Nearly 125 years ago, Worcester Envelope Company was founded for the “purpose of manufacturing and selling paper goods, stationery, and paper handling machinery.” Some of the earliest envelope machines designed and built in the U.S. were the work of Ezra Waterhouse, one of the original stockholders. Even when the Great Depression wiped away businesses nationwide, Worcester Envelope carried on sensibly.
For more than 80 years, Worcester Envelope Company was a staple on Foster Street. The company soon found it necessary to build a new facility in Auburn, moving to its present location. During the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, Worcester continued to see significant growth. Today, with the most advanced technology available, Worcester has earned the respect and honor of being one of the industry’s leaders.
Why is this history so important to us? Simply put, we have been producing the highest quality of mailing envelopes for more than a century. Whether you’re using an envelope to write to a senator or market your business, rest assured that you’re getting the best. Speaking of business, the direct mail envelopes you use are the first things potential customers see. The quality of that envelope spurs your reader to either open it or toss it.
At Worcester Envelope Company, we’re much more than just a standard envelope company. We provide customers with marketing envelopes, custom printed envelopes, business envelope printing, personalized business envelopes, and much more on a daily basis. It’s our goal to help you make the best impression possible, whether you’re using our envelopes for business or fun.
Do you want to be sure that your message is received, opened, and acted on? Then you’ve got to check out the high-quality envelopes from Worcester Envelope Company.