Refering to an article in a newspaper can make for a compelling point in your correspondance with a governmental official. Use these news databases to find support for your point.
These other databases can support your points with government officials. Remember to cite your sources in the text of your corresepondence.
Here are some tips from the University of California Berkeley Library on contacting and communicating with your elected official through letters or e-mail:
Dear Mr. President:
Dear Mr. Vice President:
To The Honorable Senator [Name]:
To The Honorable Representative [Name]: