Legislative Correspondent Application

Location: Washington, DC

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Warren campaign alumni,

Thank you for submitting your application to continue working for Elizabeth Warren.  We have received and reviewed your resume and will be in touch if there are potential opportunities as we continue the hiring process.

In addition, we are asking people interested in a Legislative Correspondent position in our Washington, D.C. office to complete an additional, specific application to supplement the materials already provided. 

Legislative Correspondents are responsible for communicating with constituents, handling meetings, and supporting our Legislative Assistants.

Applicants should possess excellent writing and communications skills, as well as an interest in the legislative process.  While related work experience will be considered, prior experience in a House or Senate office is not required to apply for these positions. 

If you are interested in being considered for one of these positions, please complete the writing sample (below) and fill out the adjacent form by Sunday, December 23rd.  We look forward to reviewing your applications.

 

WRITING SAMPLE

Responding to constituent letters is the primary responsibility of a Legislative Correspondent.  We expect letters to be concise, accurate, and responsive to the concerns raised by the constituent. Letters also present an opportunity to present Senator-elect Warren’s position on a particular issue.

Please respond, as Senator-elect Warren, to both of the following letters.  You should base your responses on her previously expressed positions on these issues; and you should feel free to do any additional research you feel is appropriate.

You should not be particularly concerned about the format of your letter, though you should pay close attention to spelling and grammar.  When complete, upload both responses using the form to the right of this text.

 

Letter 1:

"I'm a member of the League of Conservation Voters, which sent me a note about your position on global climate change.  I’m proud to have voted for a Senator who recognizes the importance of quick action to combat global warming.

I know that there are a lot of pressing issues facing the new Congress; but climate change is going to be a very serious problem in the future and we need to start working on it now. I'm embarrassed that the U.S. is so far behind other countries in reducing our production of greenhouse gases.

Either a carbon tax or a strong cap  and trade regime is necessary to address this challenge, and I look forward to your support for one or both of these proposals in the coming year."

 

Letter 2:

"As a small business owner in Waltham, I am incensed to hear the EPA and Congress talking about imposing a new carbon tax on businesses in Massachusetts to stop so-called global warming.

We both know that there is not enough carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to affect weather or climate.  But Washington bureaucrats are using the threat of climate change to impose more taxes and make government bigger and more powerful than ever.  The same people that pushed the “cap and tax” scheme two years ago will be back in the New Year, so I’ll make this simple enough that even Congress can understand: we can’t afford any more taxes. 

Instead, Congress needs to focus on cutting back wasteful federal spending and useless government departments that do nothing but provide jobs for bureaucrats."

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