The Honorable ________
United States House of Representatives/United State Senate
City, State, Zip
Dear Representative/Senator ______________:
My name is __(Your First and Last Name)__ and as your constituent from ____(City and State)____, I am writing to ask you to join the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional Caucus on Bosnia (Bosnia Caucus) in the United States Congress. Joining this caucus will help demonstrate that you deeply care about the issues that are important to your Bosnian American constituents. Today, there are around 250,000 Bosnian Americans living in the United States, and many of them live in your district.
The Congressional Caucus on Bosnia is co-chaired by Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ-4th) and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30th), two long-standing friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Bosnian Americans. Over the years, BiH has enjoyed bipartisan support in the United States Congress, and all recent administrations have been involved in helping create a peaceful solution following the genocide and aggression against BiH.
Today, BiH considers the U.S. its greatest friend and ally. In 2013, BiH celebrated its ten-year partnership with the Maryland National Guard. Established in 2003, the program promotes civil and military cooperation and has enabled BiH to go from a consumer of security to a producer of security. Currently, members of the BiH Armed Forces are participating in the NATO-led mission to Afghanistan, directly under U.S. command.
To join the Bosnia Caucus, please have your staff contact Bob Hand, Congressman Smith’s Policy Advisor (phone: 202-225-1901, email: Bob.Hand@mail.house.gov or Murat Gokcigdem, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s Chief of Staff (phone: 202-225-8885, email: Murat.Gokcigdem@mail.house.gov) to join the Congressional Caucus on Bosnia.
Bosnia and Herzegovina needs strong allies in U.S. Congress as increased engagement by the United States in Bosnia and Herzegovina is essential to the stability of not only Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also the entire Southeast European region.
As committed supporters of a united, democratic, and multi-ethnic Bosnia and Herzegovina, your local Bosnian American community thanks you in advance for your time and attention to this matter. Thank you for your support.
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