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Sample AEW Proclamation Request Letter

[Insert Date]

[Insert name and address of the Governor, Mayor, or other official]

Dear [Insert salutation]:

On November 17—21, 2014, [insert organization name] will be joining millions of Americans nationwide in celebrating public schools during the National Education Association's (NEA's) 93rd annual American Education Week.  I encourage you to consider issuing a Proclamation to officially declare American Education Week in [City/State].

By doing this, you will help raise awareness locally about the critical need to provide every child in [insert City] with a great public education, and spread the word about important education issues facing educators, parents, and students in our community.  You will also participate in a nationwide effort to honor individuals who work to make public schools great for children.

On [insert date], we will host [insert activity/event name]. [Insert additional sentences about your organization and event details].

We hope you will join us during American Education Week by issuing a Proclamation for this special celebration. If you have any questions, please contact [insert name] at [insert phone number].

Sincerely,

[Insert name/title]