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Writing to the President

Materials

  • Writing paper
  • Pen
  • Envelope
  • Postage stamp
Directions

There are many reasons kids would like to write to the president. They might be concerned about the environment or youth crime. Your letter will be read by a White House secretary who may refer it to the president. No matter who reads it, however, you will receive a reply. Your letter can be neatly handwritten or typed. It should be short and to the point, with your concern clearly stated. Here is an example:

Dear Mr. President, I am a 6th grader at Jackson Middle School and I am very concerned about the depletion of the ozone layer. I don't want to grow up in a world that is unprotected from the harmful effects of direct sunlight. I am writing this letter to ask you to help by increasing penalties for companies with harmful environmental practices. Please do whatever you can.

Note: The address for the president is:
The President of the United States
White House Office
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

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From 365 Smart After-School Activities by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

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