Today I decided I needed to take action and send a letter to my congressional representatives and the President with my feelings on the action against Syria.
It’s not the first time I’ve sent letters to my representatives, so I know where to go and get the information to email them. But if you’ve thought about it and you’re not sure, I wanted to share that information. Along with an example of what I’ve sent for my position.
Of course you’re welcome to use this and modify it to your own personal views. But let’s start with the who and how.
To email the President you’ll need to fill out the White House Contact Form.
To find your Congressional representatives, check the top right hand corner of the page of each site:
|To The Honorable (title/name)
As a constituent, I am writing to let you know that I oppose any military action in Syria.
I realize in today’s world violence against citizens by its government must be addressed. But the moral response is not to meet violence with more violence. This does nothing but involve the United States in a situation that we should not be a participant or actor. We are not the police force of Earth and we cannot act as if we are.
Creative diplomacy is the best way to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons. I urge you to work for a ceasefire, to pressure Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, and Turkey, to halt the flow of weapons, and to pressure Russia and Iran to do the same.
The United States should not be the leader in this matter. We should be pressuring the members of the U.N. Security Counsel to use their influence to end this conflict and address these allegations. We should be using our political connections with the members of the Arab League to step up to the plate and lead all efforts in this region to resolve conflicts and establish a long-lasting peace for its people and their neighbors.
Hope this helps those who are concerned about these issues.