Write a Letter: Example

Tips

Before you begin to write your letter, here are some potential points of interest for your consideration:

  • The following letter is shown addressed to “Lisa Jackson” (Environmental Protection Agency).  This letter may be also used in writing to the White House, by replacing Lisa Jackson’s name with that of the President’s name.
  • Traditionally, handwritten letters are more well-received.  However, getting the letter in the mail is the most important detail.  Consider taking time to handwrite your letter(s), if you are able.
  • You are welcome to write as many letters as you’d like.  One letter, per addressed envelope, per stamp.
  • Respect to government officials is essential in this cause.  Emotional language is often an unnecessary barrier to well-written activist correspondence.
  • Your return address is not the most important part.  If you do not wish to provide your return address, simply use the EPA’s address as the return address.
  • The letter below is to be used only as a guide in your own letter writing process.  We suggest that you use language that is comfortable for you.  Do not use this guide if you have any objections to what has been suggested.  You are free to disregard the example letter in its entirety.
  • Thank you for writing your letter!  ❤ Bees ❤

An Example Letter

The following “Save the Bees!” letter example was adapted from a copy provided by Berkeley, CA, student-activist-party hostess, Kitty Jones.

Dear Lisa Jackson,

Ban the use of Neonicotinoids.

More and more scientific studies (including some done by the USDA) have directly linked the decline in bees to the use of Neonicotinoids on crops. If the bees disappear, the impact could have an enormous and potentially irreversible affect on our food supply, related industries, economy, etc.

Some of these effects are already being felt; not in only in the United States, but around the world. The impact that pollinators have on our quality of life and health is far larger than merely providing honey for us to eat. The usage of bee-killing commercial insecticides, pesticides, and herbicides must be stopped, if we are to prevent further crisis.

Please stop – please ban – the production and sale of synthetic, neurotoxic, chemical Neonicotinoid insecticides  now. The catastrophic demise of bee colonies – Colony Collapse Disorder – is placing our entire food chain in the way of destruction. Like France and Germany, if you quickly act to ban these chemicals, we could save bees from extinction.

Additionally, banning these chemicals may prevent poisoning my community’s water aquifer. The chemicals have been found to typically last 1000+ days in our underground water supplies!  With intense water issues arising in my community, and all over the planet, there are more reasons than ever to ban destructive commercial agricultural practices.

We can no longer leave our well-being, delicate ecosystems and healthy food chains in the hands of chemical-related companies, and the regulators that are tied to them. Banning bee-killing commercial agriculture chemicals will move us closer to regaining food safety for ourselves and all other natural species we care about and depend on.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

{Write your name.)

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