Who Should You Contact?

Members of Congress were elected to represent a particular district of citizens.  Therefore, they are primarily concerned with the opinions of THEIR CONSTITUENTS.   Whenever you contact your senator or representative make sure to include your mailing address and ZIP code. Mail and email from non-constituents is usually ignored.

How to Write a Letter to Congress

Remember that when you write a letter or an email that the more effort you put into the letter the more impact it will have.  Consider handwriting the letter in your best handwriting.  Also, the shorter and more succinct the letter is, focusing on just one main point, will have much more impact than a long rambling letter.

Sending mail or packages to Congress

Soon after 11 September 2001, when regular mail is sent to a congressman or congresswoman’s Washington, CD office, it is irradiated.  This process means that the delivery time for mail takes one to two weeks longer to arrive at their offices.

Sending Faxes to Congress

Faxes will get though to the congressional office… eventually.  When you fax you need to expect to have to redial many times before your fax will be transmitted.

Sending eMails to Congress

Most all senators and representatives no longer have public email addresses.  Some congressional staff will have email addresses that can be used, but they are not always easy to find.

Webforms

Instead of email, most legislators now use web forms that can be found on their congressional webpage or personal homepages.   These are the primary electronic way to contact congress.

Courier Services

Couriers do deliver to Capital Hill, this is faster than regular mail but be aware that they are expensive.

Making a Phone Call

Phone calls are the quickest way to contact your legislator.  You can find your congressman phone number using CongressLookup or your can call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121

July 25th, 2012

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January 22nd, 2018

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January 22nd, 2018

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… RT’s operation more difficult and even impossible. She also recalled that Facebook and Twitter took decisions against the channel after they were invited to US Congress to give testimony within the framework of the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. …read more

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January 22nd, 2018

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In total, Twitter found 50,258 automated accounts linked to Russia on its platform, some 13,512 more than it revealed to US Congress during an inquiry into how social media sites and online advertising may have been used to influence the election. When these figures and percentages are put into the … …read more

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January 22nd, 2018

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The gubernatorial election that will also determine seats for the U.S. Congress is Nov. 6. “We have nine months,” Whitmer said. “And women can do miraculous things in nine months.” The official schedule for Women’s March Michigan with 12 speakers is expected to start at 2 p.m. Follow lsj.com for … …read more

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January 21st, 2018

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I’ve already mentioned the new Power to the Polls theme being introduced this year, but it is more than just a catchy phrase. On November 6, a total of 468 seats in the U.S. Congress are up for election, according to Ballotpedia. The 33 Senate seats and 435 seats in the House of Representatives that will … …read more

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January 21st, 2018

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With the successful push in the US Congress to pass a tax plan, two of Trump’s favourite talking points about taxes – that the tax plan will be the biggest tax cut … Trump also made many misleading claims about the investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, claiming 44 times a … …read more

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January 21st, 2018

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With the election of Trump and the continued control of both houses of Congress by Republicans, the GOP seemed to have finally got revenge for eight years of a Democratic White House. Their most recent victory was the highly controversial tax reform package introducing tax cuts that critics claimed … …read more

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January 21st, 2018

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Antonio Sabàto Jr is running as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress in California. Sabàto is running a campaign promoting traditional GOP ‘family values’ and personally endorsed Donald Trump during his presidential election campaign in 2016. Sabàto was previously a Calvin Klein model … …read more

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January 20th, 2018

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Democrats facing re-election in conservative states that Trump won in 2016 fear that a government shutdown over a group of undocumented migrants, no matter how sympathetic their plight, may have political consequences for their campaigns in the midterms this year. On Friday, five red-state Senate … …read more

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January 20th, 2018

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