ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Write to Politicians: Contact Info and Guidelines

Updated on April 15, 2014
You Can Begin Writing To Politicians Today!
You Can Begin Writing To Politicians Today! | Source

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.

Let your representatives hear from you--and let them know you mean business by being courteous as you share your insights with them.
Let your representatives hear from you--and let them know you mean business by being courteous as you share your insights with them. | Source

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:

Click here for an official guide.

A guide including some personal experience.

This site has helpful tips.

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.

Don't forget to help a child write a letter to his or her local politicians, then help them move on to state and national legislators. On top of that, help them get their friends involved.

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?

See results

Could You, Should You Write to Politicians?

Do You Care Enough to Write to Politicians?

Still Hesitant to Write to Politicians?

• ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ •

Like to write? Like to learn?

Check out the HubPages community!

• ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ •

Have You Ever Written A Letter To A Politician?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey


      Thank you for coming by and for sharing this incident.

    • ReneeDC1979 profile image

      Renee' D. Campbell 5 years ago from Gaithersburg, Maryland

      Great job. One of the best hubs I've seen. I wrote after the Bishop of Washington,DC sent me an email about the CT shootings, and posted links to U.S. reps in the email. Thanks again, keep hubbing.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Average American:

      Thanks for coming by. Glad you found this helpful. Very much appreciate that you let me know.

    • Average American profile image

      Average American 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      I just stumbled over this hub. Great information, thank you.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Seems to working fine now. Please let me know if you find an error again, and please leave a comment with a reference to any other good sites to help motivate and facilitate others in writing to politicians.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Thank you, Petra & Pamela, for letting me know!!! I'll check on it now.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      RTalloni, It is a good idea to write, email or call your congressmen if you want your opinion known. I couldn't get the first 2 links to work either. The writing is a good idea.

    • Petra Vlah profile image

      Petra Vlah 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Hello RT,

      I could only read link 3 and 4 (1 and 2) are not available