Formal Meeting Request

Date: ___________________

Attention: ______________________

(Insert name of contact or use ‘Schedule Coordinator’)

Office of _______________________

(insert Congressman/woman’s name)

State of _______________________

               (insert your state)

Dear (Senator or Representative) ________________________

                                                          (Insert their name)

I am requesting a meeting with (Senator or Representative) ____________________(Insert their name) on behalf of Coalition of 50 States Pain Advocacy, the C50. We are a volunteer organization comprised of patients, advocates, caregivers, and medical professionals; this includes many members within your district. In recent months, while legislation has been introduced to limit prescribing, all relevant federal agency has acknowledged the harms and inappropriateness of the current push to reduce prescribing in the name of taming the opioid crisis. We feel it is extremely important to have the opportunity to share the most recent information regarding these issues as well as to share our personal insights as the ones who this, and similar, legislation will harm. 

We are available to meet nearly anytime that (he/she) returns to our area. We would prefer 30 minutes in your office or other convenient venue. If that is not possible, we would like to discuss other options to ensure this issue is addressed as soon as possible. 

We look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and to working together to help strike a balance that ensures patient access to these live saving and necessary medications. I can be reached at (insert your phone number and email address) to make arrangements and answer any questions you may have. 

Thank you


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