MONTH DAY, 2017
The Honorable REPRESENTATIVE
United States Congress
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Congressman LAST NAME,
I am writing to ask for your support of equal rights.
This is admittedly a ridiculous request in 2017 since we “have” equal rights ensured by to us by the government thanks to rulings like Roe VS. Wade (for abortion rights), Obergefell v. Hodges (for gay marriage), Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Inc. (for equal pay), Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co. (for protection against race based housing discrimination), the Americans With Disabilities Act (for protection against disability based discrimination), and so many more, we should have equal rights.
But if you are not-white, not-stright, not-a-man, there are so many barriers and threats to your every day life. From hate crimes to more and more blatant discrimination based on religion—Something that shouldn’t be in the states or national government!—black, brown, queer, female, disabled, gender non-comforming and flexible, and undocumented persons are being targeted for being themselves. This is not right.
We need your help. Equal rights are important now more than ever because, in small and large ways, we are hearing from our government that it is okay to put other people down, to bar their equality. This is alarming. We must stand up for everyone. We trust that you will push and leverage the aforementioned lawsuits and beyond—from the past, present, and future—to ensure all Americans are protected.
Thank you for listening. Please let me know that I have your support in equal rights.