Writing Thank-You Letters for Legislator Support

By Billie •  Updated: 04/06/13 •  3 min read

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of working with a legislator on an issue that matters to you, then you know how important it is to show your appreciation. One of the best ways to do this is by sending a thoughtful thank-you letter.

Why Write Thank-You Letters?

There are many reasons to write thank-you letters to legislators. For one, it’s just plain polite! It shows that you value their time and effort, and that you appreciate the work they do on behalf of their constituents. Additionally, writing thank-you letters can help build relationships and foster goodwill. The legislator will likely remember your thoughtful gesture, and may be more willing to listen to your concerns or support your cause in the future.

Tips for Writing Thank-You Letters

Here are a few tips for writing effective thank-you letters:

Examples of Thank-You Letters

Not sure where to start? Here are a few examples of thank-you letters you could use:

“Dear [Legislator’s Name], I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support on [issue]. Your commitment to standing up for [group/community] is truly commendable, and I am grateful for your efforts. I appreciate the time and effort you put into advocating for this issue, and I hope to see more progress in the future.”

“Hi [Legislator’s Name], Thanks so much for taking the time to meet with me last week. I appreciated the opportunity to discuss [issue] with you, and I was grateful for your support. I am grateful for your willingness to listen to my concerns and for your commitment to serving the needs of our community. I hope to stay in touch.”

“Dear [Legislator’s Name], Thank you so much for voting in favor of [bill/amendment]. Your leadership on this issue was instrumental in ensuring its passage, and I am grateful for your efforts. I am proud to have you representing our community, and I hope to see more progress on issues that matter to us in the future.”


I like to climb mountains, read Nietzsche, and explore the West Coast. I have a BA from York University (2003) in Toronto, Canada, and yet on this site I sometimes spell like an American (know your audience). Thank you. Thank you very much.