Approximately 30% of the registered voters in this country write a letter

It is said that approximately 30% of the registered voters in this country write a letter of some type to government officials at some period in their lives. This process has in fact become a major means of political participation as well as a way to address individual problems or overall concerns about how the government operates.

Approximately 30% of the registered voters in this country write a letter

It is said that approximately 30% of the registered voters in this country write a letter of some type to government officials at some period in their lives. This process has in fact become a major means of political participation as well as a way to address individual problems or overall concerns about how the government operates.

Examples of specific topics that can be addressed in your letters include requests for information on traffic regulations, parking fees or district boundaries. Please feel free to request the opinion or policy positions of elected officials. For example: “I would like to hear your opinion on _____.”

1.      As a part of the Letter Writing Project, students are required to compose and deliver two letters to either an office of a government agency or to a government official/officer/worker. The physical and email addresses of these entities can be found at their respective website or by the use of a search engine. All letters must be submitted either before or on the final day of the semester.

The Letter Writing Project Process:

2.      Firstly, Maximum points for each letter – – – – – – – 30 points
3.      Secondly, Maximum number of letters accepted – – – 2
4.      Lastly, All letter must be typed.

5.      Firstly, Please follow the example listed below as the format for this assignment which can be used for delivery via email and for U.S. Postal Service delivery. For postal delivery, your return address should be post ed at the very top of the page if a response is desire.

6.      There are two options for the delivery of the letters:
Further, Mailing hardcopy letters and envelopes are the preferred format.
Also, Emailing the two letters.

7.      When using the U.S. Postal Service, make photocopies of your letters and stamped envelopes before they are mailed. You will email copies to the instructor. Be sure that the envelopes include a stamp before they are photocopied.

8.      When emailing, follow the same example list ed below, but if a response is desire d, an email address should be include d either with your return address or with the signature.

9.      No credit will be given for handwritten work. You are encourage d to use the spell-check and grammar features that are standard for most word-processing programs.

10.  Letter writing requirements include:

a.       College-level composition: Students are expect ed to adhere to the normal rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
b.      The use of factual information.
c.       The discussion or listing of current topics.
d.      Proper letter writing format.
e.       Neatness.

11.  Proofread your letter before mailing them.

12.  Moreover, You are encourage d to ask for a response which could include information, guides, minutes of a meeting, an address or a pending bill/law. Additionally, You are more likely to receive a response if you ask for information. Lastly, Do not feel you have to mention that your letter is a class project.

13.  Some Don’ts:
a.       Do not use stationary from your place of work. You will not receive credit if you do. Using such materials can present legal difficulties.
b.      Avoid wasting the time of the government workers/officials with insignificant topics.
c.       Do not write to the same person more than once unless approved by the instructor.
d.      Do not ask for information that is obvious or that you already have access to unless there is some major strategy in mind.

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