Sample Letter Requesting a Proclamation or Resolution
Street Address or P.O. Box
The 2002 National Crime Victims' Rights Week is April 21-
27, 2002. This annual commemorative week provides an excellent opportunity for
our [City/County/State] to demonstrate its support for crime victims
and those who serve them by educating our citizens about violence, victimization,
and the importance of their support for victims' rights and services.
[Your organization] would be honored if you would sponsor an official
[proclamation/resolution] to recognize April 21- 27, 2002, as [City/County/State]
Crime Victims' Rights Week. Your [proclamation/resolution]
would lead the community in our effort to bring honor to crime victims, and
to extend official recognition to the important work of victim service providers.
I have enclosed a sample [proclamation/resolution] which may help your
office compose the appropriate [proclamation/resolution] for our [City/County/State].
Insert the following paragraph if you are sponsoring a public awareness
[List of organizations co-sponsoring event] are sponsoring [describe
event] on [date] at [time] at [location]. We
hope you will attend this special event to present your [proclamation/resolution].
If you are unable to attend personally, we ask that you delegate an official
representative to read the [proclamation/resolution] during our event.
If you or your staff have any questions concerning our request, the sample
[proclamation/resolution], or 2002 National Crime Victims'
Rights Week, please call me at [phone number]. I will follow-up
with your office on this request in the next few days. As always, we appreciate
your past support of [your organization's] efforts to support crime
victims. Thank you for your consideration of this special request.
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