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2010 Voter Rights/Registration Packet

Sample Invitation Letter


The Hon. _________
US House of Representatives
_________________ House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative ________:

Thank you for considering participating in the (COORDINATION COMMITTEE NAME) educational public forum and reception on housing and homelessness issues, which will be held on (DATE).

As I discussed with (NAME OF PHONE CONTACT) of your staff on (DATE), both you and (OTHER MEMBERS/CANDIDATES NAMES) have been invited to respond to a panel of community experts on housing and homelessness issues facing (COMMUNITY NAME).

I have enclosed a copy of the agenda and ground rules for the event.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call me at (YOUR PHONE NUMBER). If I do not hear from you by (ONE WEEK AFTER THE DATE OF THE LETTER), I will give your office a call.

We are looking forward to your participation in our event.





Download full report as pdf | Acknowledgements | Introduction | Overcoming Agency Resistance | Frequently Asked Questions by Organizations about Conducting Voter Registration | Incorporating Voter Registration into the Intake Process | Conducting a Successful Voter Registration Drive | Overcoming Resistance by Individuals | Frequently Asked Questions by Individuals | Conducting a Voter Registration Party | Registering Tenants to Vote | Having Candidates Volunteer at Your Agency | Holding a Candidate Forum on Housing and Homelessness | Media Tips for Hosting Events | Letter Writing Power Hour | Leading Up to Election Day | On Election Day | Voting & Registration Information Flyer | Legal Issues and Practical Barriers to Voting for Homeless People | State-by-State Chart of Homeless People’s Voting Rights | State-by-State Chart of Disenfranchisement Categories | State-by-State Chart of ID Requirements | State-by-State Chart of Registration Deadlines & Residency Requirements | Court Decisions on Homeless People’s Voting Rights | Sample Phone Script | Sample Invitation Letter | Sample Media Advisory | Sample Press Release


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