Tell Your Legislator to Listen to You

Some senators and representatives undermine democracy by making it difficult for the citizens they represent to quickly, simply, and easily contact them to make their voices and opinions heard. Call your legislator today and tell them to remove obstacles to democratic participation!

Things To Know:

  • Be courteous and respectful.
  • Identify yourself as a constituent at the opening of the call.
  • Keep your comments brief and focused on the facts.
  • Always thank the staff member for their time taking your call.

To find your elected officials' phone numbers, please enter your ZIP Code. If you live in a split district, you may need to enter your full address.

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Talking Points/Script:

  • My name is [Name] and I am a constituent of [Representative’s name].
  • I have attempted to send emails to your office through the websites of non-profit organizations that I support. When I do, I receive an email telling me that your office will only accept emails that are sent through your own website.
  • By refusing to accept emails sent from other websites, you are making it harder for your constituents to participate in our democracy. As a representative of the people, [Representative’s name] has a professional ethical duty to listen to constituents like me.
  • Please remove these obstacles to democratic participation by allowing constituents to contact you through other organization’s websites.
  • Thank you for your time.