Engaging your elected officials is a powerful action step you can take to make sure your voice is heard. Click the links below for some tips and resources on how to contact your federal, state and local elected leaders.

General Tips:

✓ Be concise and courteous when contacting your elected officials at all levels—federal, state and local.

✓ Share personal stories. It’s important to share your or your community’s personal stories related to the issue your contacting your elected official about. Your stories can show the impact of issues in ways just sharing statistic can’t, including how an issue affects real people including their constituents.

✓ Relax! You don’t have to be nervous when communicating with your elected officials. As elected officials, they are public servants who hold their office because you and/or your community elected them. Your elected officials and their staff need to hear from you—their constituents—about issues that matter to you and your community. You don’t have to be a subject matter expert to talk about an issue that matters to you.

Identify Your Federal, State and Local Elected Officials

Identify the federal, state and local elected officials you need to reach.

Federal Elected Officials

U.S. President – Contact the president by filling out the online contact form or by calling the White House switchboard at 202-456-1414 or the comments line at 202-456-1111 during business hours.

U.S. Congress – Everyone in the United States is served by two U.S. Senators and one U.S. Representative. Click the links below to find your Members of Congress.

State Elected Officials

  • State Governors – Contact your state’s governor or the mayor of the District of Columbia.
  • State Legislators – Find the names and current activities of your state legislators.

Local Elected Officials

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