Sample Constituent Emails

These are a sample (names are not real) of the letters that are sent to your Elected Officials when you fill out the form to send a letter.

K2 Veteran Letter
Family | Friend | Citizen Letter

September 17, 2020

John Doe
Houston, TX 77091
281-555-1212

The Honorable Ted Cruz,
United States Senator from Texas

THROUGH

Julie Glofinkle, Chief of Staff

Dear Senator Cruz,

I am a veteran of the US Air Force. I currently reside in your district. I was assigned to Karshi-Khanabad Airbase, Uzbekistan, (K2), also known as Camp Stronghold Freedom for 18 months.

This is my personal paragraph, it is my personal story and should be simple, compelling, and should grab the attention of the reader. You can add a hyperlink to your story on medium.com (You haven't written one yet? - Send us a message and find out how!).

I am writing to ask for your support and co-sponsorship of recent legislation that has been introduced in the House and Senate regarding K2. These bills provide recognition for K2 veterans for the first time.

K2 was a forward operating base from 2001 through 2005, during which time approximately 10,100+ service members, civilians, and contractors were assigned. K2 was used in the early years of the Afghan war and was located on a former Soviet base. The DoD knew from the start that the site was contaminated with chemical and radiological weapons and almost 400 other toxicants. In response, the DoD classified the information, and when the base was abandoned, it ensured it remained secret and forgotten.

Over the years, thousands of K2 veterans grew ill; dozens began to die of rare cancers and other diseases. Many of them were not eligible for preventative care by the V.A. because the base did not exist in legislation, and their service was therefore not recognized. Due to this oversight, several bills have been introduced, and one is pending:

I ask that you please consider co-sponsorship and support for the K2-related legislation in the House and Senate. I believe these bills could be combined to provide K2 veterans the recognition, preventative care, and health screenings they earned and have been long denied.

A simple solution to all the various legislation is to add Uzbekistan to Chapter 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations (38 CFR) §§3.317(c)(1) and 3.317(e)(1)-(2). These sections define the Southwest Asia theater of operations – including Afghanistan – and defines several presumptive conditions, all of which have occurred in K2 veterans.

On the Stronghold Freedom Foundation website, you will find links to associated news articles, K2-related legislation, comprehensive K2 information, including recently declassified DoD documents confirming the presence of toxicants, and stories from other veterans like myself. I have attached an introduction from the co-founder of Stronghold Freedom Foundation, Paul Widener, to this email.
Thank you very much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you soon. With your help, we can work together toward achieving bureaucracy-free healthcare and benefits for K2 Veterans.

Very respectfully,

John A Doe

John Doe
5511 Winding Way Dr
Houston, TX 77091
281-555-1212
john.a.doe@notarealemail.co

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September 17, 2020

John Doe
Houston, TX 77091
281-555-1212

The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee,
Member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas's 18th District

THROUGH

Bob Goldwaite, Legislative Assistant

Dear Representative Jackson Lee,

I currently reside in your district. I am writing to ask for your support and co-sponsorship of recent legislation that has been introduced in the House and Senate regarding Karshi-Khanabad Airbase, Uzbekistan, (K2) also known as Camp Stronghold Freedom. These bills provide recognition for K2 veterans for the first time.  

This is my personal paragraph, it is my personal story and should be simple, compelling, and should grab the attention of the reader. You can add a hyperlink to your story on medium.com (You haven't written one yet? - Send us a message and find out how!).

K2 was a forward operating base from 2001 through 2005, during which time approximately 10,100+ service members, civilians, and contractors were assigned. K2 was used in the early years of the Afghan war and was located on a former Soviet base. The DoD knew from the start that the site was contaminated with chemical and radiological weapons and almost 400 other toxicants. In response, the DoD classified the information, and when the base was abandoned, it ensured it remained secret and forgotten.

Over the years, thousands of K2 veterans grew ill; dozens began to die of rare cancers and other diseases. Many of them were not eligible for preventative care by the V.A. because the base did not exist in legislation, and their service was therefore not recognized. Due to this oversight, several bills have been introduced, and one is pending:

I ask that you please consider co-sponsorship and support for the K2-related legislation in the House and Senate. I believe these bills could be combined to provide K2 veterans the recognition, preventative care, and health screenings they earned and have been long denied.

A simple solution to all the various legislation is to add Uzbekistan to Chapter 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations (38 CFR) §§3.317(c)(1) and 3.317(e)(1)-(2). These sections define the Southwest Asia theater of operations – including Afghanistan – and defines several presumptive conditions, all of which have occurred in K2 veterans.

On the Stronghold Freedom Foundation website, you will find links to associated news articles, K2-related legislation, comprehensive K2 information, including recently declassified DoD documents confirming the presence of toxicants, and stories from other veterans like myself. I have attached an introduction from the co-founder of Stronghold Freedom Foundation, Paul Widener, to this email.
Thank you very much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you soon. With your help, we can work together toward achieving bureaucracy-free healthcare and benefits for K2 Veterans.

Very respectfully,

John A Doe

John Doe
5511 Winding Way Dr
Houston, TX 77091
281-555-1212
john.a.doe@notarealemail.co