Letters To The Governor
It’s difficult to meet with the governor during this busy time of the legislative session. But, short letters from youth workers and young people are a great way to capture their attention and gain their support.
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It’s best to write the letters before the YIP Rally Day so you can have all the time you need to put together a compelling message. But, we will have note cards for you in the Capitol Rotunda near the check-in area so you can write them there if needed.
Writing Tips To Remember
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  • A hand-written letter often has the greatest impact, but a typed letter works too!
  • Write your best letter; be legible, check grammar and spelling.
  • Be concise; keep letters to less than one page.
  • Include your full name and address. The governor may write you back!
  • Greet him formally; Dear Governor Walz.
  • Be personal, write in first person.
  • Share how Youth Intervention directly affects you and/or your community.
  • Ask him to support and properly fund Youth Intervention so all youth can succeed.
  • Thank him for reading your letter and ask him for a reply.
  • Sign your letter.
  • Address the outside of your envelope to “Governor Tim Walz.”
See you at the YIP Rally Day at the Capitol!
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