Send A Letter to Your Elected Official
Do you have ideas about how we can make our community or our city happier, healthier and stronger? Your family can write a letter to our elected officials to share your ideas using the attached template. Here are some prompts that might help you think about what to write. Use our BCM Guide to Brooklyn Elected Officials to think about who you want to send your letter and find contact information, including mail and email addresses, for our civic leaders.
- What is your favorite place in your neighborhood? Is it a museum, garden, park, street, store, zoo or something else? Draw a picture of that place, and ask your elected official to support its work.
- What do people need to be happy? How do we make a “happy” community? Do we have all of the buildings, services and stores that we need to be happy in our community? Draw a picture of something that you would like to see added to your community that would make people happy.
- What does a “healthy” neighborhood look like? What things do people need to be healthy? Do we have all of those things in our neighborhood? Draw a picture of something that you would like to see added to your community that would help people be healthier.
- What can you do in your community to make it a better place? How could the government make it possible for your family to keep your neighborhood clean, safe or healthy? Draw a picture of your family making a difference in your community.