Contact Legislators Who… Senators All contact information for U.S. Senators, including social media. Representatives All contact information for U.S. Representatives, including social media. Contact information reprinted with permission thanks to Rising Storm. How… Be effective! To be the most effective, the hope is for all volunteers for public action to also engage in petition, mailing, and phone events. Each of these event options takes very little time or effort and serves as a necessary and supportive backup to public actions. While it’s expected that many who can participate in petitions, mailings, and phone events may not be able to sign up for feet-on-the-ground events, it’s hoped that all who can do so…will attend. Strongly suggest that contacting a legislator’s local office should be backed up by an equal contact to their D.C. office! Again…it’s all about Numbers. Phone calls If you’re not familiar with contacting your legislators’ offices by phone, the first calls can make you nervous. If we write out our concerns with a list of reasons for them, it’s easier to speak. Please remember that you are making calls from the ‘safe zone’ of your own home. This is not to say that speaking directly with a legislator isn’t safe – not at all. We are only pointing out that it can help build confidence to begin our interaction with officials from an environment in which we are completely in control. Making phones calls is not just for those who may be new to official interaction – it’s an effective and necessary component of activism. Emails & Letters As with petitions, we often wonder if our emails and letters have any effect. Consider this – NO emails and NO letters allows bad legislation and policy to continue unhindered. As with all efforts, numbers are the key to forcing change! By the way – you can email or write repeatedly for effect! A good rule of thumb is once a week. Be persistent. Never give up. Encourage others to join in! Remember that we have to stop thinking that our involvement is not needed in the policies of other states that are detrimental to our environment and/or wildlife. We need every single voice raised and united across the nation! General Info For correspondence to U.S. Senators: Office of Senator [Name] United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 For correspondence to Senate Committees: [Name of Committee] United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 By Telephone Alternatively, you may phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request. If you don’t know who your representative or senator is, find out at whoismyrepresentative.com. The link will open in a new tab in your browser. Always remember that your comments can be shared with ALL state legislators!