Letter to Legislators
The written word is very powerful. Congressional staffers read, log, and report on input they receive especially from constituents. Letters, faxes, and emails are all valuable ways of communicating with legislators -- but emails are an effective way to weigh in when time is of the essence.
- Use this website to send an email on selected Issues. Sample letters have been created, but you may adapt the message to personalize it or include additional information.
- If you are writing an email of your own, clearly state your facts and your purpose. Address only one issue, keep the message concise, and if possible, include personal examples of why you support/oppose the issue.
- You may also mail a letter directly to your legislators but its delivery will be significantly slower than via email and may miss the critical window of opportunity to impact urgent decisions. Faxing is another way to get your letters to legislators quickly. Addresses, telephone, and fax numbers for your legislators are available through THOMAS.
- You may also call your legislators via the Capitol switchboard at 202 224 3121. As with letters be clear, concise, and prepared to leave your contact information.