Contacting Your Representatives

Contact Your Member of Congress

Visit and enter your zip code to link to your member of the U.S. House of Representatives, or click here to send them an email.

Congressmen receive thousands of emails so also think about sending a personal letter, fax and/or phone call.

Contact Your U.S. Senator

Visit for information about contacting your U.S. Senator. Click on Senators and select your state to scroll down to click on the names.

Contact the White House

President Obama has announced a new blog at, with an invitation to Talk with Barack at

Call (202) 456-1111 for the comment line.

(202) 456-2461 – fax at the White House

Email is: or

Comment line, fax and letters are good as they receive millions of emails.

Direct mail: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC 20050

How do we get the attention of Members of Congress and the U.S. Senate?

  1. Go to the Congressman’s office in person and introduce yourself. Tell them that you live in their district. Leave something in writing (if possible) about two or three things that are of interest to you, with your name, and contact information. Continue to request a personal meeting. Ask them to schedule a Town Hall type meeting with their constituents. Continue to call and contact them again and again.
  2. Check for a list of your U.S. Senators and their offices in your state. Visit an office in your area and again leave some information and call them again. If someone does not have easy access to the internet check the Blue Pages for U.S. Government contact information.
  3. (202) 224-3121 is a 24-hour a day switchboard in Washington DC that will connect you with your Senator or Member of Congress, or leave a message after hours.
  4. Email. Yes, send email, however do not rely on emails. It is better to also call and fax your concerns directly. Congressman and Senators receive thousands of emails a week. Many have software programs to give priority to emails from their constituents which is helpful. If you participate in a mass email campaign where an organization is collecting thousands of emails on a petition, those are hand-delivered, and that can be effective.
  5. Letters. Letters to Washington DC government officials were delayed for years while U.S. mail was screened for anthrax at the infamous Brentwood Sorting Facility. During those 7 years it could take three or more weeks for a letter to arrive and some mail never arrived. Letters are still highly effective, and the mail should be going through now. Often mail to one of their District offices is more likely to be read.
  6. Letters to the Editor. Letters to the Editor, published in your local newspapers, often get the attention of the Congressional staff in your area and others! See news for more information about those letters.

The November 2010 mid‑term election campaign will begin late 2009 when candidates file to run. It is easier to get their attention at election time. Let them know you will Remember in November! When a Congressman and/or Senator votes FOR aviation safety and security be sure and say THANK YOU!!!