Ask for a Proclamation

How to get a government proclamation to raise awareness about eczema

A proclamation is a formal announcement made by a local government on a topic important to members of that community. Asking your government to issue a proclamation is a great way to raise awareness about eczema in your area and beyond.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Identify who handles proclamations in your local city or county government offices by looking on city and county Websites, checking the government pages in the phonebook, or by calling the office.

2. When calling the proclamations office be prepared to provide information about the impact of eczema on people in your area. Be sure to ask the person on the phone:

  • What is the process to get a proclamation?
  • Do they want you to draft of the proclamation or to do it themselves with information your provide?
  • How would they like to receive the proclamation text: hard copy, an electronic version or both?


3. When submitting the required documents to the proclamation office remember to include the following.

  • A cover letter with some facts about eczema, date and theme of the proposed proclamation, and your contact information
  • A draft of the proposed proclamation. Contact Us at NEA and we will provide a sample proclamation!


4. Mail and/or hand deliver your cover letter and draft proclamation to the office. If you’ve not heard back from the office after a week, follow up on the status of the proclamation by phone and/or email.

5. Once the proclamation is signed, go to the office and pick it up. While you are there, be sure to personally thank the staff member who helped you.

6. Draft a thank you letter to the official who signed the proclamation. The National Eczema Association is here to help you every step of the way. For help securing a proclamation with your local government please Contact Us.