- State the problem with clarity and do not blame or threaten in the first letter. If the problem is not getting resolved, follow up with consequent letters. In the further proceedings mention the course of action that you have planned. But make sure you have decided to take further action to resolve the problem.
- State the exact reason for disagreement.
- Provide necessary proof to support your point of view.
- Mention the expected result of your plan of action. Include the course of action that you plan to take up.
- End the letter by mentioning the advantages of agreement of a solution. Express your confidence in it.
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[State, ZIP Code]
[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
The state of Oklahoma has had no laws requiring vehicle inspection stickers for over 50 years. Why is it, Mr. Governor, that you want to change this now? Do you understand that Oklahomans are in the lowest income bracket in the United States? Added fees and taxes piled on by the state only beg for economic failure.
I am a farmer, and if I were to have to get inspection stickers done on every vehicle I own, I would be looking at over $1,000 each year!
If you can explain this proposed law to me so that I can see the benefit of it, I would love to hear it. Otherwise, I will continue to gather support in opposition to your bill. The people are speaking to you, Mr. Governor. Are you listening?
[Senders Title] -Optional-
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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Disagreement letter on a proposed legislation.
Further things to consider when writing disagreement letters to politicians
Disagreement letters are letters written when someone disapproves the opinion of the other person. They allow you to express your frustrations or concerns assertively and constructively. There are many situations that might force you to write a disagreement letter. For instance, an accusation of a company policy violation, poor performance rating, or wrongful discharge. It may also be a local government decision that could affect your property. When these things happen, you may feel defensive and angry, and it is important that you calm down and clear your head before expressing your opinion.
Disagreement letters must be written in a manner that expresses your opinion clearly. Outline the disagreement and briefly explain how you think it can best be resolved. Maintain a professional tone throughout the letter and avoid being rude to the recipient. Keep the letter brief and to the point and avoid adding unnecessary details that might confuse the issue or the recipient. Be constructive and back up your opinions with evidence, pointing out the specific error or concern respectfully. Avoid accusations and threats despite how you feel. End the letter with a positive tone that displays your confidence in resolving the issue.
Letters to Politicians
Letters to politicians are letters written to people who are active in government usually as elected officials. Like the majority of business people, most politicians do not have enough time to read and respond to letters from their constituents. Your letter is most likely read by an assistant who discusses it briefly with the politician and drafts a response according to that discussion. Therefore, your letter needs to be clear and to the point so that the assistant understands its content completely. You don't want the letter to end up in the stack of unheeded letters, do you?
Personal letters to politicians could be one of the most effective tools for change. Before drafting one, do your homework to make sure that you are writing to the right person. Address the recipient with respect. State the objective of your letter and briefly introduce your issue. Mention your interest in the issue at hand and any relevant credentials. Introduce questions that will provoke the recipient to respond. Suggest ways in which the issue can be resolved. Thank the politician for any positive action he/she has taken in the past on similar issues. Close the letter with a call to action.