Use one of the links below to locate your congressman. FIND YOUR SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE
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Communicating With Your Elected Representatives
On issues affecting FlyerRights, we will strive to provide you with recommended wording when communicating to your Member of Congress or Senator. We have found that speaking with one voice is most effective. However, should you wish to contact your Member using your own wording, we provide these simple hints for your efforts.
Tips on Telephoning Your Elected Representatives
To find your senators' and representative's phone numbers, you may use the searchable database of House of Representatives or U S Senators from the U S Government's website.
Should you wish to call your Member of Congress or Senator, refer to the database links above for their direct telephone number, or you may call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121 and ask to be connected to your senator's and/or representative's office.
The best days for telephoning are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between the hours of 9AM and 4:30 PM EDT or EST. Remember that telephone calls are usually taken by a staff member, not the member of Congress. Ask to speak with the aide who handles the House or Senate Bill about which you wish to comment.
After identifying yourself, (you will need to inform them of your name), tell the aide that you would like to leave a brief message, such as: "Please tell Senator/Representative (Name) that I support/oppose (S.___/H.R.___)."
You should also state reasons for your support or opposition to the bill. Ask for your senators' or representative's position on the bill. Remember to request a written response to your telephone call.
We can help you make a short script for your call by going to LINK,,,for appropriate wording.
Tips on Writing Congress
The letter is the most popular choice of communication with a congressional office. However, please understand that since the Anthrax scares, a mailed letter may not be the most expeditious way to notify your member of your comments.
Whether you communicate by letter, email or fax, here is list of helpful suggestions we have found will improve the effectiveness of your position. :
- Your purpose for writing should be stated in the first paragraph of the letter. If your letter pertains to a specific piece of legislation, example; "I am writing in support/opposition to House bill: H. R. ____, Senate bill: S.____.".
- Be courteous, to the point, and include key information, using examples to support your position. (We will provide you with some text to include).
- Address only one issue in each letter; and, if possible, keep the letter to one page.
Tips on E-mailing Congress
Generally, the same guidelines apply as with writing letters to Congress. You may find email addresses for your senators and representative by using the database information above. As with a mailed letter, keep your email to one page. The best days to email are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between the hours of 9AM and 4:00PM EDT or EST. Remember to request a written response.
_________________________________________________________________________________ Tips on Faxing Congress
We recommend faxing over email, if you can, because the number of faxes received is far less than the number of emails. You may find your senators' or representative's fax number using the database information above. When faxing, keep it to one page as well. The best days to fax are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between the hours of 9AM and 4:00PM EDT or EST. Remember to request a written response.
To a Senator:
The Honorable (full name)
__(Rm.#)__(name of)Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
To a Representative:
The Honorable (full name)
__(Rm.#)__(name of)House Office Building
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Note: When writing to the Chair of a Committee or the Speaker of the House, it is proper to address them as:
Dear Mr. Chairman or Madam Chairwoman:
Dear Madam Speaker or Mr. Speaker: