Contact Information for Federal Legislators
There are several ways to identify, find out about, and contact your federal senators and representatives. To phone them, call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121, and simply ask to be connected to a specific Congressperson’s office. Direct office numbers are available through the websites below.
Both houses of Congress maintain extensive websites telling you who your representatives are, which committees they sit on, and how to write, email or phone them. These are invaluable resources – use them!
http://www.senate.gov & http://www.house.gov
Representatives can also be emailed through the U.S. House of Representatives. Go to: http://www.house.gov/writerep
Most federal legislators are also now using social media to communicate with constituents. Visiting an official’s public website, Facebook page or Twitter feed gives you quick access to their current activities and commentary, as well as the conversation they’re having with fellow constituents. Before ‘friending’ or ‘following’ political officials on social media sites, however, make sure you understand the rules around electronic advocacy and lobbying for nonprofits. Influencing Public Policy in the Digital Age, a thorough resource from Alliance for Justice, is a good place to start.