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Putting Pen Into Action: Letters for Positive Change

by Tona Bell April 11, 2021 2 min read

Putting Pen Into Action: Letters for Positive Change

Our voice is free and one of the most powerful tools we have.  Taking the time to act, using the power of the pen, is empowering and impactful.  We all have passions and taking a few minutes to be heard can make all the difference.  Go ahead we dare you create change now!  

Be The Change You Wish To See In The World 

Here are our Reasons to Write/Letter for Positive Change. Many people of all ages and circumstances need words of encouragement. The pandemic helped us realize how important taking time to share a few heartfelt words can be. 

1st responders:

911 operators and fire fighters

Essential workers at any hospital or clinic

 

Facebook Groups letter request groups:

Forget Me Not

From The Heart

Letter request web sites: 

www.letterstoseniors.org

www.Loveforourelders.org

www.bringsmilestoseniors.com

 Local charities that speak to you. Here are mine:

  • Alpha House - abused women
  • Jude’s Children’s Hospital – terminally ill kids
  • Meals On Wheels – homebound elderly

Election year or anytime:

Political Action – vote, climate change issues, gun control, etc.

How to write to your local representatives, where to find them, what to send.

1. How to find your local politicians:

https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/senators_cfm.cfm?State=FL 

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Senate Bill 442/House Bill 451

Ban Fracking in Florida

Richard Corcoran – Speaker of the House

Representative Holly Raschein – Natural Resources & Public Lands Subcommitte Chair

2. How to write your local representatives:

Sample initiative and letter or email:

Please Support HB 451

Hi __name of politician here___,

 Fracking could begin any day in Florida, and in some of its most precious ecosystems, including the Everglades. It could rapidly do irreparable damage to Florida's environment and economy--its tourism, citrus, coral reefs, etc.

That's why I signed a petition to The Florida State House, The Florida State Senate, and Governor Rick Scott, which says:

"Preparations are underway to start fracking outside of Naples, Florida on a parcel that extends all the way from Fort Myers to Miami and intersects the Everglades. Fracking poses enormous dangers to our food and water supply, air quality, and soil, and therefore to human health and welfare. It involves known carcinogens and neurotoxins and does irreparable damage. It poisons wildlife. It uses massive amounts of water and accelerates global warming. The wastewater injection it typically involves has precipitated earthquakes. We urge you to put an immediate stop to fracking and fracking-related activities throughout the state. " 

Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name: 

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/no-fracking-in-florida-1?s

We hope these examples and resources have helped inspire you in creating letters for positive change. There is always a reason to write a letter and some you may not have thought have can be so very impactful. So raise your wands (your pens) and make some magic happen!


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