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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
Learn more about the Federal Government with these links:
STATE GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
Learn more about the California State Government with these links:
ADDITIONAL LOCAL RESOURCES
BEST WAYS TO CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS
Research indicates calling your representatives is more effective than writing them. However, it may be beneficial to contact them in multiple ways.
Read the Call the Halls Guide written by former Congressional staffer, Emily Ellsworth. It’s available for download, and includes information like:
- Researching Your Members of Congress
- Finding Your Niche
- How to Contact
- Useful Scripts/Email Templates
- Town Hall Meetings
- In-Person Meetings with Staff
- Frequently Asked Questions
Call the Halls also includes worksheets that you can print out and complete to keep track of your progress and your research.
Social media has streamlined the process to instantly contact representatives. Facebook’ recently announced its “Town Hall” feature, which lists all your State and Federal representatives’ profiles, and how to follow and contact them with 1-click!
DO YOUR RESEARCH
Search VoteSmart by legislator or zip code to learn about everything from a legislator’s voting record to their campaign finance.
Please check this webpage regularly – we will continue to add new resources!