Module 4: Making Your Case in Writing
In Module 3, you built your "case." Remember, your case consists of:
- A specific issue that affects you and your family
- A short, clear personal story that describes how this issue impacts you, your family or your community
- Your specific request for action
- Facts that support your request
- Allies and supporters who are interested in helping you
Now you're ready to begin sharing your story with policymakers! You can choose from a variety of tactics to help make your case.
What You'll Learn
This module discusses common ways to communicate in writing. In this section, you'll learn to:
- Write effective personal letters and faxes
- How e-mail communications differ from personal letters
- Write letters to the editor
- Use social media
You can use these tactics to let policymakers know how you and your family are affected by the rules and regulations they make.
In Module 5, you’ll learn how to make your case in-person. Let’s get started!