This is a sample letter to a Senator in support of increasing funding for Fragile X research from the National Institutes of Health. You can easily copy and paste this into your preferred document editor or email.
Remember to check out our guidelines for Contacting Your Member of Congress in Support of Fragile X Advocacy for additional writing tips and information on how to obtain their contact information. Don’t forget to send one to your Representative as well.
The Honorable (full name)
(Room Number) (Name) Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Senator (last name):
I am a constituent from (your town) who is a parent/grandparent/sibling of (full name), age (years) who has Fragile X syndrome. I am writing to express my fervent support for federally-funded Fragile X research.
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common inherited cause of autism and intellectual disabilities. It affects about 1 in 4,000 boys and 1 in 6,000 girls worldwide. Most individuals who have Fragile X require full time care for their entire lives, so this disorder is tremendously costly to our society, in terms of dollars and heartbreak.
I am requesting your assistance in increasing funding for Fragile X at the National Institutes of Health.
On behalf of my entire family, and especially my (son/daughter/etc. name), thank you for your time and attention.
(your full address)
Phone: (your phone)
Email: (your email)