How to write your City Council member

E-mail/Letter Formatting

Councilmember’s Name
Council of the District of Columbia
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

RE:  (Bill name and number)

Dear Councilmember:

Tips for writing the letter

  1.  Be respectful. Remember you are trying to get the councilmember to agree with you!
  2. Tell the councilmember what ward you are a resident of and/or work in.
  3. Tell the councilmember why you are writing. Include the bill name and number if possible.
  4. Stick to the facts!  Make sure you only include information that you are certain is true.
  5. State what you would like the councilmember to do on the bill (i.e. vote for/against it; amend it).
  6. Thank the councilmember for his/her time.
  7. Request a response indicating the councilmembers position on the issue.    

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