Contacting The Congress – How To Contact Your Representatives

One of the great things about being an American is the right to free speech, and part of that right is the right to tell the members of our government when we don’t like something they’re doing.

I don’t know about you, but there have often been times in my life when I wanted to write a letter to my Congressperson, but I had no idea where to send it.

Apparently Juan Cabanela felt the same way, and now we have the website Contacting the Congress.

This site originally started as a Microsoft Word for Macintosh document put together by Juan Cabanela with phone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses (all 20 of them) for the 103rd Congress. This file was placed online at a shareware repository called INFO-MAC in August of 1994. This document was updated for the 104th Congress in January of 1995. After asking permission to do so, Hemang Patel (who was at UC Davis at that time) converted this Microsoft Word document into a WWW site, placing a copy online on March 12, 1995. Since that time, [Juan has] maintained this site, adding features such as automated building of pages from the database via CGIs, searching for Congressional Districts by ZIP Code, and full Committee and Subcommittee information.

And thank goodness for all of that! Contacting the Congress is a valuable tool for citizens who believe the pen is mightier than the sword.

As of July 21, 2009 there were 540 email addresses – of which 530 are web-based email homepages – and 539 WWW homepages known to be for the 541 members of Congress. For those of you who prefer snail-mail, current street addresses for the members of Congress are also available.

Don’t know who your Congressperson is? No problem!

To find your members of Congress, simply find your state on the map, or fill out a little form and search by:

Address – enter your address to find out who represents you in Congress

Zip – no need to reveal your address; just enter your 5 digit zip code

State – choose your state for a list of your state’s Congressional delegation

City – enter a city and state to identify the members of Congress representing that city

Please note: at no time will any personal information entered on Contacting the Congress be used against you; it is gathered solely for the purpose of determining who represents you in Congress.

Complete list of Congressional Contact Information alphabetized by state.

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the president is right.

the PRESIDENT is right & taking the high ground.

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