Take action: Write your senator
How to write an effective email to your Senator
Most emails and letters are very concise. Here are some tips for a strong email or letter:
Address your email or letter to the Legislative Assistant (LA) who covers foreign policy for your Senator. Paste your message into the contact form on your Senator's website, putting "attn (staffer's name)" at the top."
Summarize your request in the subject line e.g. "Please increase funding for TB."
Introduce yourself as a constituent and thank them for some legislative action if you can
Tell them what you are asking them to do. In this case, request:
That your Senator speak to Senator Graham, the chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that funds foreign aid
That they encourage the Graham to match the House-approved value of $302 million for tuberculosis aid in fiscal year 2019
5. Say very briefly why this is something that needs doing and why it matters to you, using one or two facts or statistics that struck you. If you have a personal experience with the issue, share it!
6. Sign with your name and address.