Sample Letter Requesting Meeting with Elected Officials

(INSERT DATE)

Rep./Sen. (INSERT NAME)
(INSERT CITY, STATE)

Dear (INSERT NAME):

On behalf of the (INSERT CHAPTER NAME) American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), I am writing to request a meeting on (INSERT DATE). Given your interest in workforce and nursing issues, I would like to tell you more about the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and how we might serve as a resource to you.

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing more than 65,000 nurses - from every state in the U.S. and 45 countries worldwide - who are charged with the responsibility of caring for the most critically ill patients. Building on decades of clinical excellence, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is committed to establishing work and care environments that are respectful and healing. Therefore, AACN is committed to providing the highest quality resources to maximize nurses' contribution to caring and improving the healthcare of critically ill patients and their families.

Thank you for your consideration of this request. I will be following up with your office shortly to see when a meeting might work with your schedule on the (INSERT DATE).

Sincerely,

(INSERT NAME)

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