Using Speak Out

Using Speak Out

Speak Out not only informs you about what's happening; it also enables you to respond directly to your State officials, members of Congress, or the Office of the President.

Timely and convenient letters and email drafts (some with the ability to edit, if you choose) are provided so that you can make your voice heard on the issues you choose.

To send a letter via an AAFP Speak Out Engagement

Enter your home information. 
We ask for your information, so we can properly identify your legislators and so your legislator has an opportunity to respond or ask questions, should they have any. Select "Remember Me" if you would like your information to be saved in the Speak Out system for future action.

Review your message.
Some of the messages will be editable and some will not. If the letter is editable, please share your story or add anything else you think would add value to the letter. 

Click "Send Message."

Tips On Writing to Congress

  • The letter is the most popular choice of communication with a congressional office. If you decide to write a letter, this list of helpful suggestions will improve the effectiveness of the letter:
    • Your purpose for writing should be stated in the first paragraph of the letter. If your letter pertains to a specific piece of legislation, identify it accordingly, e.g., House bill: H. R. ____, Senate bill: S.____.
    •  Be courteous, to the point, and include key information, using examples to support your position.
    • Address only one issue in each letter; and, if possible, keep the letter to one page.