Personal hand-written letters are an extremely effective way to communicate to elected officials. President Biden takes time at night to read personal letters from ordinary Americans to give him a sense of the national mood on key issues. So, let’s show him that ordinary Americans care about wolves!
Here are some tips for writing to President Biden and the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Deb Haaland.
Keep your letter to one page.
Be clear what the topic is you are writing about in your first paragraph.
- I am deeply concerned about the new war on wolves in Idaho and Montana. Idaho just passed a new law that will allow the killing of 90% of the wolves in the state, including newborn pups and nursing mothers in their dens. Montana has adopted a bounty system like the one that led to the eradication of wolves in the West.
Identify three points you want to share that are most persuasive. Make sure you are clear on what action you want taken.
- Idaho and Montana have proven that they are unable or unwilling to manage wolves responsibly.
- Please place wolves in Idaho and Montana back on the list of threatened and endangered species.
- Please amend our federal grazing system to prioritize the conservation of wolves and other imperiled wildlife on all our national public lands.
Personalize your letter by sharing why this issue is so important to you.
Did you vote for Biden? Did you volunteer? Share that information too.
Are you an expert on the issue? Include this information.
Include your name and personal address on the letter and the envelope.
Send your letter to:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20500
Secretary Deb Haaland
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
Take a picture or copy the letter and share it with IWCN: info@IWCN.org. For the Wolves!