Letters For Hope is a letter writing campaign that encourages involved citizens to voice their concerns to politicians in a constructive and compassionate manner through hand-written letters.
Letters For Hope’s goal is to inspire more people to become involved in our national and global community by staying informed with reliable news sources, by looking at both sides of an issue and by communicating with others.
The overall mission is to pen hand-written letters to local, state and federal politicians with the following objectives:
- To eliminate discrimination by denouncing legislation that does not treat everyone in an equitable manner
- To promote opportunity through better education, a clean environment and fair treatment
- To point out corruption, collusion or deception in the government
- To inform on what is happening in a particular neighborhood or community
- To relay a personal experience that is directly affected by legislation
- To express an opinion on anything that is related to the government
Why hand-written letters?
After the heated 2016 presidential election, there was one thread of commonality that connected everyone — an overall feeling of powerlessness, that our voices or points-of-view do not matter. This may seem like a far-fetched observation considering anyone with a phone can amass their opinions in a matter of seconds with a simple click. However, with so many tweets and posts with which to contend, who’s really listening? Are the people who are writing the laws and passing bills taking note?
Hand writing letters require that you take the time to work out your thoughts in a cohesive, coherent manner on paper, in your unique language with your unique signature. They are tangible records of a constituent’s opinion that costs money to send. This means they are difficult to ignore.
What happens to a letter sent to a politician?
Depending on the the government official, your letter is counted by a staff member who typically enters it into a database and organizes it by category. For instance, if your letter supports or opposes a bill, the letter will be organized into a group with all the other letters supporting or opposing that bill.
For many politicians, letters offer a rare glimpse on what people think and care about. Your voice matters.
Who are my politicians?
Send a letter to the White House by clicking here.
Search for your U.S. Senators here.
Search for your U.S. Congress representatives here or here.