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

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… impeached by the U.S. Congress.” In sum, the GOP’s tax bill is a dud, it is shedding support and it is led by a man whom most Americans believe assaulted women and, if the allegations can be proved, should be impeached for it. And all this comes before the possible election of Moore to the Senate. …read more

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The three women, Samantha Holvey, Rachel Crooks and Jessica Leeds, came forward among others during the 2016 presidential election. Crooks and Leeds have accused Trump of unwanted kissing and groping. Holvey says Trump barged into a Miss USA dressing room while he was a part owner of … …read more

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Today 32 out of 50 states in the USA have passed laws making these VVPAT voting machines compulsory. The US Congress has pending before it a federal law similar to that of the state laws. I think the Election Commission would be strengthening democracy if it contemplates similar legislation by the … …read more

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Yet neither Bush nor Van Buren was able to successfully deal with some of the problems facing the country during their years in office, or to persuade voters to elect them for a second term. While many people respect Bush for his foreign policy successes, his years in office are also remembered as a … …read more

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December 10th, 2017

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The US Congress could scuttle the nuclear deal with Iran this week. … potential government shutdown, a range of other legislation to be considered, ongoing sexual harassment charges against both Democrats and Republicans, and the distraction of the special Senate election on Tuesday in Alabama. …read more

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December 10th, 2017

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While Israel declared Jerusalem to be its capital and the US Congress passed a law in 1995 for the American Embassy to be moved to the city, no major … Mr Trump is beset by investigations into his campaign’s possible collusion with Russia during the US presidential election campaign, as well as low … …read more

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December 10th, 2017

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That’s a far cry from congressional competitions of the past, when over the last decade the party hasn’t fielded general election candidates for as many as seven districts. As national Democrats seek to flip 24 seats to win control of Congress, the party is eyeing at least four in Texas, including Smith’s seat … …read more

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Article Continued Below. High school and college DACA recipients march on Capitol Hill · U.S. Congress has lengthy to-do list before Christmas deadlines — with Trump an ever-present wild card. They are perhaps those most affected by the election of Donald Trump — Madi recalls the feeling of dread … …read more

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December 9th, 2017

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