How to Write a Letter to the White House

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My 4-year-old daughter is obsessed with President Biden — like, she full blown thinks they're friends. She throws him pretend birthday parties on a daily basis and has pretend phone calls with him to see how his day was and to tell him about hers. After a big Joe Biden (she's on a first and last name basis) soirée she held yesterday for her dolls and stuffies, she decided that she'd like to send him a real life letter.

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In my research on how to send a letter to the White House, I realized that my precocious pre-kindergartener probably isn't the only child who wants to get in touch with the president. So, to make your life a little easier (whether it's your child or you who want to reach out to the White House), I gathered all the info right here.

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There are two general ways to write a letter to the White House. You can go the snail mail route and write an actual letter with an actual writing utensil, or you can submit an email using the White House's contact form, which is the fastest way to get a response.

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How to send a letter to the White House

The White House recommends typing your letter on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper. If you choose to hand-write your letter, make sure you write as neatly as possible using an ink pen. If you're hoping for a response, include your return address on your letter as well as on your envelope. If you have an email address, include that too.

Address your letter to:

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The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20500

How to Email the White House

Using the White House's contact form, select if you want to send an email to the president or vice president. Enter your name, pronouns, email, phone number, and address. Then type your message and click Send.

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It may take a while to receive a response, or you might not receive one at all — they're kind of busy at the White House, as it turns out. But either way, it's a fun thing to do with your kids, especially if they're President Biden or Kamala Harris' number one fans like my daughter.

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