Town, State, Zip
Executive Office of[name of the elected official],
City, State, Zip
RE: [state the topic of this letter here, such as “Senate Bill xyz”]
Dear Honorable [name of the elected official],
My name is _________, and I am a resident of Vermont. I am a [state your profession, or credentials]. I am writing to you to draw attention to a matter that concerns me greatly, both personally, and in general, regarding [the Assisted Suicide bill]. I have read the bill and I have several misgivings because I believe it is deeply flawed for the following reasons.
Use this paragraph to explain your reasons you object to this bill. I suggest you refer to past articles and letters posted on True Dignity Vermont as a resource, or go to www.choiceillusion.org and read the excellent articles written by Attorney Margaret Dore. Atty. Dore lists several reasons why this bill is flawed, including http://www.vtbar.org/Images/Journal/journalarticles/winter2011/PhysicianAssistedSuicide.pdf, an excellent analysis of the bill.
Use this paragraph to summarize your point of the previous paragraph. Emphasize your point again. Thank you,[name of the elected official], for taking the time to read my letter and allowing me to voice my objections in the matter of this bill which treats a serious issue that will effect all of us in our lifetime.