Call or visit your representative
Be more than an email address
Attach your face or your voice to your concerns! Nothing gets your elected officials’ attention like a one-on-one interaction.
How to reach them
Find your representatives' contact information:
Make your phone call count
- The most important thing is to be polite. You will most likely speak with an office assistant who knows very little about your issue. That's ok — they'll take down your name and information and pass it along.
- Be informed. Make it clear that you know what you're talking about, and it will make them take you more seriously. Check out our toxic chemicals or climate pages to learn more details about these important issues.
Visit a congressional office
Use the form above to find your local district office. Here are a few tips for your visit:
- Call ahead to make sure they'll be open when you stop by. It's okay if the representative won't be there.
- Bring a friend. There's power in numbers, and having a friend or two join will give you more confidence to speak up.
- Bring a letter to leave behind. It doesn't have to be elaborate — just something to help frame your message. Be sure to include your name and contact information.