Sample Letter – please use your own words ( Emails and Letters need to relatively short and to the point)

Dear Delegate (or Chairman if head of a committee)

I am asking you to support the inclusion of Opticians in House bill 1444.  The passage of this bill places the vision care of patients back in the hands of  health care providers by allowing them freedom of choice in how to best serve their patients. However, any legislation must treat all vision care providers equally. Not including Virginia’s Licensed Opticians in this Bill diminishes and excludes one profession to the financial benefit of another, reducing competition and freedom of choice to consumers.  House Bill 1444 is pro consumer and pro competition, but only if it includes Virginia’s Opticians as well as Optometrists and Ophthalmologists.  Please support its passage with the inclusion of Opticians.