Tips and Tricks

How do I get in touch with my local congressman?

How do I get in touch with my local congressman?

If you know who your representative is but you are unable to contact them using their contact form, the Clerk of the House maintains addresses and phone numbers of all House members and Committees, or you may call (202) 224-3121 for the U.S. House switchboard operator.

How do I write to my congressman?

9 Essential Tips for Writing Your Congressperson

  1. Direct. State your subject clearly in the email subject line or first sentence of the letter.
  2. Informative. Identify yourself as a constituent.
  3. Inquiring.
  4. Factual & Courteous.
  5. Constructive.
  6. Specific.
  7. Helpful.
  8. Appreciative.

Can you contact senators?

Please be aware that as a matter of professional courtesy, many senators will acknowledge, but not respond to, a message from another senator’s constituent. Alternatively, you may phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. All other correspondence should be directed to one or both of your senators.

How do you email a senator?

Address the senator by name—start the email with Dear Senator [last name]. State what you are writing about specifically. Let them know your position and why it matters to you—tell them how the legislation and its implications impact on you and others.

How do you address a Congressman in an email?

When sending a letter to a representative, address the envelope to “The Honorable,” followed by the representative’s full name and business address. For the salutation — both in letters and in email — use “Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms.,” followed by the representative’s last name.

How do you address a letter to a senator or congressman?

Dear (Representative/Senator/Congressman or Congresswoman) (Last name):

Do you address Congressman as honorable?

When formally introducing U.S. representatives, introduce them as “Congressman/Congresswoman,” or “the honorable,” followed by his or her last name and “the representative from” and the state represented. State representatives should be formally introduced as Mr., Mrs. or Ms., followed by his or her last name.

Is Congressman the same as representative?

As nouns the difference between congressman and representative. is that congressman is a male member of congress while representative is one who may speak for another in a particular capacity, especially in negotiation.