It’s very important to tell our elected representatives what we want them to do, so give them a ‘poke.’ In addition, it’s reinforcing to thank them when they do something we applaud.
Telephone calls have the greatest impact. A personal email also makes a strong impression.
Research the Reps & Issues
Go to Countable to keep up on legislative bills. You may add your ‘Yea’ or ‘Nay’ and even suggest how you think the bill should be different.
Visit On the Issues for non-partisan information about where political leaders stand on issues.
Go to OpenSecrets.Org to track money in U.S. politics. It will reveal who are the big campaign donors for your elected representative.
You may easily get the phone number (or get to the website) of any Congress Member by clicking on the links below:
If you prefer to contact a Congress Member via email, click on the Member’s name to go to his or her website. Look for the Contact page, and follow the instructions you find there.
You may also use Quorum to send a personal message to Members of Congress or State Legislators.
Write or Call the White House
To reach the President, go to the White House website and find Corresponding With the White House. You’ll discover links for the following:
- Submit Questions & Comments
- Write the White House
- Call the White House
- Comments: 202-456-1111 (manned by voluteers)
- Switchboard: 202-456-1414 (manned by professional White House operators)
President Obama reads ten letters from the public. Every day.
— The White House
How to Petition the White House
Watch this video to see how you may create and join petitions at We the People.
We the People, provides you with a new way to create and join petitions encouraging the Federal Government to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough signatures, the White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.
–The White House
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