Learning Activity: Writing a letter to an elected official


  1. Students will choose an elected official to write. This may be a Senator, State Representative, a member of the Ohio General Assembly, the Governor or Lieutenant Governor, a city council member, school board member or another person in an authoritative position who was elected.
  2. Students should choose one health issue in their state, community or school that they want to bring to the attention of the elected official.
  3. Students should find out the name and address of the elected official they want to write to. You can provide this for the students if they do not have access to resources.
  4. Students should write a letter, in business letter format, to the selected official.
  5. Sending the letter is optional. See the sample letter enclosed in this lesson.

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