Sample Letter for Congressional Meeting

Dear [Representative/Senator] _______:

I am writing as one of your constituents to request a meeting with you to discuss our nation’s civilian space program. Specifically, I would like to discuss the importance of supporting NASA’s current mandate, outlined by President Bush over a year ago, to undertake a vigorous program of human and robotic exploration under the banner of the Vision for Space Exploration.

This mandate, which will help to maintain our country’s technological and economic preeminence in the 21st Century, has received bi-partisan support in Congress and is widely supported by the American people.

This is, however, a long-term effort and support across many administrations and sessions of congress will be necessary if it is to succeed. As my representative, I hope that you will help to provide this support.

I look forward to meeting with you soon. My contact information is below.