Category: Writing your Elected Official
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Posting #2 November 26, 2017
Power Component #2
Open Letter for publication in Mcezupedia
Power Component #2 Open Letter for publication in Mcezupedia
Why is it a Power Component?
An MceZ letter is an “Open Letter for publication in Mcezupedia” --
simply written on the letter. Although letters to public officials are
understood to be public and owned by the writer, the MceZ letter
states proactively and clearly that the purpose is to share it,
implying a forum of ideas.
The words, “Open Letter for publication in Mcezupedia” are
mmediately noticed by your Elected Official, communicating that
the letter and response will be viewed by many in a public forum.
The letter is a high quality, informative, educational, non partisan
(sent across party lines) letter and asks a thoughtful question. The
public forum of the “Open Letter” leverages the letter writing efforts
of the letter writer as well as the EO. The EO can surmise that the
letter will be seen by many and not simply stuffed in an email file.
It establishes an atmosphere of transparency.
What does it communicate to the Elected Official?
Transparency. The E.O can surmise that what he/she writes will be
viewed by a diverse populations.
How does it empower the writer?
The writer has the choice to publish his/her high quality letter,
with or without an E.O. Response.