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How to Write a Letter to the President of the United States

Make your voice heard by writing a clear, concise letter to the Commander in Chief.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Mail the letter to the President of the United States, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20500. Or send an e-mail using the contact page at whitehouse.gov/contact, and await your reply.
  • FACT: During George Washington's presidency the nation's capital was in Philadelphia, making him the only president who didn't live in Washington, D.C.
  • Step 2: Be sure to ask for something beneficial or a worthwhile cause. You never know -- your just might get at least some of the help you're seeking.
  • Step 3: Tell the President what course of action you desire if you are making a request.
  • TIP: All letters sent to the President of the United States are read, although not necessarily by the President.
  • Step 4: Explain why you are writing the letter.
  • Step 5: Introduce yourself in the letter, being sure to give your return address if you want a reply.

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