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Passed States - Letters to Legislators Help Page

Here are some tips to consider when writing to your legislators:

Always be respectful, and always address them with their titles.

Remember to thank them for their service to your district/state; state legislators make tremendous sacrifices to represent you.

Make it clear that you are their constituent (when you are writing to your own legislators).

Keep your letter centered around one issue (Convention of States), but feel free to tie that into related local or state issues.

Handwritten letters are cherished. If your handwriting is not easily deciphered, consider an alternative. Perhaps someone else can write it out, or as a last resort, type it yourself. But be sure to personally sign it.

The sample letters below are intended to be guidelines and are in Microsoft Word format. Feel free to adapt them to fit your style and intent. Also, communication will be more effective if a legislator does not receive multiple copies of the same letter/email.

FYI: When addressing a legislator it is standard practice to call them ‘The Honorable’ in the address section of the letter as well as on the envelope. 'Dear Senator' or 'Dear Representative' are used in the salutation.

To thank your legislator for his service:

Thank-you Letter to Previous Supporter

Thank-you Letter to Previous Non-Supporter or New Legislator

Thank-you Letter With Background Information

To ask your legislator to support the Commissioner Selection Bill or Resolution:

Please Support the Pending Legislation

Please Vote for the Commissioner Selection Bill

To thank your legislator at the end of session:

Thank-you Letter Sample




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Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
Convention of states action

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