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Things you can do to promote metrication in the U.S.

USMA member Jim Elwell, assisted by a number of USMA Listserver contributors as well as others, has compiled some very useful suggestions for individuals to help advance the cause of U.S. metrication:

Mr. Elwell cautions letter writers to be “polite and to the point.” He warns that abusive or lengthy missives may result in the opposite of the intended effect. Helpful information is available on Why use the metric system. Anyone seeking further guidance in composing letters or trade-journal opinion pieces is welcome to contact the USMA Public Relations Director at

Reprinted and revised from Metric Today, 2004 November/December issue.

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