Writing can be a bit daunting, so we put our heads together and came up with this example thank you note:
Dear [Senator / Representative] ______________,
I am writing to thank you for your support of funding for Early Childhood Family Education in the past. I live in your district and my family has been attending ECFE classes in Minneapolis for the past ____ [months / years].
ECFE is very important to my family, and I have learned a great deal about parenting while in ECFE. One thing that has been particularly valuable to learn about has been [effective discipline, relationships, child development, sleep techniques, nutrition, etc]. [Include an anecdote about this topic from ECFE.]Have a good winter break! And let us know if a Rep or Senator takes you up on your offer to visit a class!
I hope that you will continue to fully fund ECFE in the future. ECFE is an important program, and we are lucky to have it here in Minnesota! [Optional: Please consider me a resource on this subject, and feel free to contact me. In addition, I would be glad to have you as a guest at my next ECFE class.]
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