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Support HR 1553,

To award a Congressional Gold Medal to all United States nationals who voluntarily  joined the Canadian and British armed forces and their supporting entities during World War II, in recognition of their dedicated service


Find your Representative

To find your Representative, follow the link below:

FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

After following the above link, you can continue your search by zip + 4 of your mailing address.


Contact Your Member of Congress Today!

Please email or call your Member of Congress to urge them to support HR 1553.


If you only send one email, please make sure it’s to your local representative. In the email, please make sure to note that you are constituent.

See sample email below:

Dear Representative (his/her name),
(As a constituent in your district -USE ONLY IF WRITING TO YOUR REP), I urge you to support HR-1553 that awards a Congressional Gold Medal to all US nationals who volunteered to join the Canadian and British armed forces and their entities during World War II, in recognition of their dedicated service.

This legislation brings recognition to more than 15,000 Americans who risked their lives in support of freedom.

Sincerely,

Your Name
Your Address
Your Phone Number (optional)


Call your Representative
Sample Phone Script

Hello. My name is (your name) and I live at (your address; Please note if you are a constituent). I’m calling to urge you to support HR-1553 a Bill that awards a Congressional Gold Medal to all US nationals who volunteered to join the Canadian and British armed forces and their entities during World War II, in recognition of their dedicated service.


 

Have your organization support and endorse the Bill

We welcome organizations that want to support and endorse the Bill by writing a letter to their local Member of Congress and to Congressman Ryan.

Please use your organization’s letterhead if you are mailing the letter.

Sample Support and Endorsement Letter

Date:

 

(Insert name of Member of Congress)
House of Representatives
(Insert Address if my mail)

Dear Representative (Insert Name):

On behalf of (Insert Name of Organization) I would like to express our support for U.S. Congress House Bill H.R. 1553, a Bill that awards a Congressional Gold Medal to all US nationals who volunteered to join the Canadian and British armed forces and their entities during World War II, in recognition of their dedicated service.

It is with great pride that we should commemorate the service of these Americans who crossed the border into Canada and fought for freedom prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Sincerely,

(Insert Name)
(Insert Position within your Position)