How To Contact Your Elected Representatives
You can always contact your representatives. If you call, you’ll talk to a staffer that generally will take your key points. You can just say something like “I urge Congressman Joe to vote for Senate Bill 1234”. It only takes a few minutes. Emails work too. Don’t forget that you can always write a regular US Postal Service delivered letter, like they used to before email. Actually, these kinds of mailings tend to be very effective. Don’t worry about making some long drawn out argument or sounding like a professional speaker. What they really care about is the number of people calling to support a certain issue.
- Find out who represents you. https://whoaremyrepresentatives.org/
- Try calling. The conversation might take 30 seconds. Leave a voicemail if needed with your full name, mailing address (they only care if you’re one of their constituents), phone number (optional), and your advocacy message.
- Visit their website to send an email. Some list email addresses while others use forms on their website (equivalent to email).
- Write an old fashioned paper letter.
Things You Can Do – Active Campaigns
Here are campaigns you can take part in. Take a few minutes to contact your elected representatives.