Register to Vote
If you want the government to represent you, the first thing you have to do is register to vote. You can fill out a voter registration form online and mail it in. Then on Election Day -- vote!
Nonpartisan Project Vote Smart calls itself The Voter’s Self Defense System. Its website has names and contact information for all Congressional Representatives and Senators, and state officials, too. It also has extensive research-based data on claims made by political candidates and officeholders, campaign issue positions, officeholders' performance, voting records, campaign finances, and biographical backgrounds. Click here to find names and contact information for your Senators and Representative. We suggest you put this information directly into your personal address list, so you can easily send messages whenever you want to communicate about an issue.
TIP: Letters, phone calls or faxes usually receive more attention than e-mail messages.
Contact Government Officials
USA.gov is the only official U.S. Government portal to 47 million pages of government information, services, and online transactions. It is a public-private partnership, led by a cross-agency board and administered by the Federal government. USA.gov has a topical index, online transactions, links to state and local government, options to contact your government, and other tools so you don't have to know the name of the government agency to get the information you want. Use its search engine to find laws and regulations, Federal forms, statistics, and government news. Click here to find names and contact information for Federal and state officials and to use the other services of USA.gov.
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