How Do You Write a Letter to President Obama?

To write a letter to President Obama, the White House recommends using email via a contact form on the White House website as of November 2014. For print mail, it urges correspondents to type or write clearly on letter-sized paper. Choose the style of delivery, write the letter and send it.

  1. Choose between online delivery or postal delivery

    Review the advantages of online delivery such as speed, the White House's recommendation and elimination of handwriting as an issue. One advantage of a print letter is that it is more personal. In either case, a reply is not guaranteed.

  2. Address Obama correctly

    Write "Dear Mr. President" as the salutation. Thereafter, refer to Obama as "Sir." Explain why you are writing, follow up with any supporting details, and close by thanking the president for his time.

  3. Send the letter

    If sending an email, go to the White House website, click on the Participate drop-down menu and click on Contact. Fill out the required fields, and put your letter in the comments box. To send by mail, write the full address of the White House on the envelope. Put your return address on the letter and the envelope. Address the letter to: President Barack Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500.