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President Barack Obama
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Write a Letter to the President
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The President (and other elected officials) need to hear from the people they govern. Anyone can write a letter to the President of the USA. All of the letters that arrive for the President are read by staffers, and all of the letters are answered.

The standard form of a written letter is:


Today's Date (For example: Jan. 20, 2012)
Dear President __________ (Write the President's name here),

    In the body of the letter, you should first briefly introduce yourself. Remember to include you name and address so that you can receive an answer to your letter.

    Explain why you are writing this letter to the President. Perhaps you have a question, a suggestion, an opinion, a request, a concern, or a criticism for the President. Or you may simply want to send your congratulations or well-wishes to the President.

    Ask the President specifically for a response that you would like (for example, you might request that the President visit your city or support legislation helping students).

    Remember to thank the President for reading your letter.


Thank you, (or use another closing phrase)

(Sign your name here)


Envelope Address the envelope to:

The President of the USA (Or write the President's name)
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20500

Make sure to put first class postage on the envelope (put the stamp on the upper right-hand corner of the envelope). Also, put your name and return address on the envelope (write them on the upper left-hand corner of the envelope).

Or you can email the President by using a form on the White House contact page.



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