Write to Politicians: Contact Info and Guidelines
Let Politicians Know!
Write And Call Them!
• Who to contact?
• What to say?
• When to do it?
• Where to find contact information?
• How to communicate effectively?
• Why should we bother?
All of the Questions Matter!
This simple post includes a compilation of websites to give you an easy one-stop reference for getting some help in contacting politicians about issues that are of concern to you, your family, and your community.
It's really quite easy to write and call our politicians when we have the motivation and the information we need to be effective. Elected officials need (and often want) to know that you are paying attention.
Helpful Information For Writing To Politicians Is Available
Take the time to read the recommendations offered in the following sites and feel free to share other similar ones in the comment section below. Always being respectful when offering positive solutions and including your contact information is just one of the important tips to keep in mind if you want to write an effective letter.
Pay attention to the details that the websites offer so you can be sure your work gets to the right person, otherwise you run the risk of wasting your opportunity to communicate your concerns and ideas for solutions.
Don't worry if your letter is not perfect. If you make a sincere effort to write a good letter politicians will recognize that and overlook any inadequacies your letter may have. They are people, too, and if you get a criticism from one, well, let others know of the attitude and help them understand their need to vote wisely.
Most of politicians, particularly on the local level, want us to remember that they are just like us even as we want them to remember that we are "just folks" too. Be considerate of their time and of their abilities just as you would want them to be of yours.
Look over each of the websites and let their owners know that you appreciate what they have put together for our use. Their efforts to help us know how to write to politicians are useful and important!
Nothing Compares to a Handwritten Letter, and It's Easy to Write Them!
Want To Write To Politicians?
Here you go:
Be sure to do some research for other sites that provide even more information on how best to write to those who make our laws and enforce them. If you come across good websites on this topic please leave a reference for them in a comment to this hub so others can benefit from the guidance, or write your own hub about the topic.
Make plans to begin writing some letters. Even better, get organized with a group and prepare to write letters every month on key issues. Tell your leaders what you do like and what you don't like about how issues are being addressed and offer your ideas for change.
We live in America and we need to take advantage of our privilege to communicate with our representatives, and we need to teach our next generation how to do so, as well. This freedom has come to us at great price, and it comes with responsibility to hold on to it as peacefully as possible.
Have you written a letter or email to a state or national official?
Could You, Should You Write to Politicians?
Do You Care Enough to Write to Politicians?
Hubs to Help Us Think Through Issues:
- Civility And The Tucson Shootings?!?
Everyone knows that it is ultimate crime to kill people, especially little girls. She knew it, Tucson knew it, and that criminal knew it.
- Mothers Who Kill Their Children: What Is Justice?
To have to ask the question is mind boggling--how should we respond to the problem of mothers who kill their children? To begin with, we need clarity.
- Climate Data Compromised: Ya Reckon?
Anthony Watts isn working to find out how information for global warming records is gathered. Compromised data is the finding.
- Truth Quotes: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.”
Playing games with truth is the worst kind of Russian-roulette, yet the topic of truth is rarely even discussed.
- Limiting or Limited Government? Thomas W. Kendall Sr., M.D.
No jurisdictional authority exists or is implied by our supreme law that would allow mandated medical care.
- Community - A Lost Concept
Most of us know little about the people for whom we vote and apart from the process of election, we rarely have any contact or say in what happens in our community...
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