Letters and emails are highly effective ways to communicate with elected officials. Many legislators believe that a letter represents not only the position of the writer but also many other constituents who did not take the time to write.
You may address a healthcare issue that is ongoing in your state, including items to be voted on in the near future. If you are writing to support or oppose a particular legislative bill, state the topic and include the bill number and the author. However, writing a letter about a Bill or Rule that has already been voted on is not permitted for this assignment, nor is a thank you letter. Do not address the LGBT community or abortions.
Your State Nursing Association and Advanced Practice groups are good places to find this information. You must communicate clearly to your legislator that you live in their district. Do not use FNU letterhead. If you want to use a letterhead it should include your personal information.