Calling your members of Congress is one of the most powerful ways to make your voice heard. We provide step-by-step instructions on how to call, including phone numbers, and frequently-updated scripts for time-sensitive issues.
Daily calls to our U.S. members of Congress take only a couple of minutes. Follow these steps to make sure you are heard:
- Use our scripts or jot down your own ahead of time, so you can be clear and concise on the call. We also have scripts for your Georgia state legislators here.
- When you call you may get a live person, or voice mail. Either way, it is fine to simply read the script. If you reach a person, you have the option of engaging and asking questions.
- Limit each call to one topic.
- Call both the DC and local offices with the same message.
- Include your name and say you are a constituent. Staff answering the phones for Representatives will often want your address and/or email, as well.
- Consider including a statement that you do not need a response to the call – that helps the staffer quickly figure out where and how to log your call. Responses you might get are typically form letters with little actual meaning.
- End the call by thanking the person taking the message.
- Nervous about contacting your representative? Consider calling after hours and leaving a voicemail, sending a fax, or using Resistbot.
You can subscribe to receive call scripts emailed directly to you, once a day, Monday - Friday at 9am. Use the form below or sign up directly here.
Georgia's U.S. Senators' Phone Numbers
Georgia's U.S Representatives' Phone Numbers
Here is a link to find your Representative. If you already know who your Representative is we’ve provided the information for you below.
DISTRICT 6 - KAREN HANDEL
DC office (202) 225-4501
Georgia office: Coming Soon
DISTRICT 12 - RICK ALLEN
DC office (202) 225-2823
Augusta, Georgia office (706) 228-1980
Dublin, Georgia office (478) 272-4030
Statesboro, Georgia office (912) 243-9452
Vidalia, Georgia office (912) 403-3311
Today's script for the U.S Congress
SPECIAL NOTE: At this time, many of us are turning our attention and energy to the upcoming elections - and so is Congress. Bills are moving at an even slower pace. Throughout the summer, we will be sending out call scripts every Monday morning. We'll add additional scripts during the week as needed.
U.S. Representative for 7-16-2018
"Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I want to ask Representative [name] to oppose the amendment to the funding bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, that would allow taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny LGBTQ families the ability to adopt a child based on religious objection. Thank you for taking my message."
Notes/Talking Points: "The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed an amendment allowing taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny LGBTQ families the ability to adopt a child based on religious objection. The amendment appears on a funding bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. If it remains in the final bill, the amendment would cut 15% of federal adoption funding to states and localities that penalize adoption agencies that refuse to place children in families that conflict with the agency’s 'sincerely held religious beliefs or convictions.' The amendment also bars the federal government from refusing to work with adoption agencies that discriminate." (From LGBTQ Nation)
U.S. Senator for 7-16-2018
"Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to oppose confirmation of Andrew Oldham to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. His record of working to restrict voting rights restrict women's health access, and undermine gun safety laws is unacceptable. Thank you for taking my message."
Notes/Talking Points: "At age 39, Mr. Oldham is one of the youngest people ever nominated for a federal circuit court judgeship. But despite being just 13 years out of law school and barely clearing the American Bar Association’s minimum years of practice standard to be rated qualified, he has done significant damage to civil and human rights during his short career. He has worked to restrict voting rights and other critical civil rights including immigrant rights and women’s health, as well as seeking to undermine environmental protection and gun safety. Mr. Oldham is a conservative ideologue who would not be a fair-minded jurist and should not be given a lifetime appointment on the federal judiciary – an appointment which, given his age, could span half a century." (From The Leadership Conference) - This site elaborates on all of these points.
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Georgia's State Legislators
Call your state legislators to provide your input on Georgia state laws and issues. Begin by visiting https://openstates.org/ to find the phone numbers for your state senator and state representative - you will have one of each. Enter your address and you'll see them on the right, along with your district numbers. Click the names to get their phone numbers.
Next, use our call scripts as a guide for timely issues.
When calling Georgia Capitol phone numbers, note that the senate staff do not always say the Senator's name when they answer the phone; that is ok. Representatives, however, share office space and staff, so be sure to specify which representative you are leaving the message for. When calling "district office" numbers, be aware that these are often the office numbers for the member's other career. Staff is typically able to take a message related to the member's position with the state legislature.
Today's script for the Georgia legislature
The Georgia state legislature 2018 session ended March 29, 2018.
Georgia state senator:
None at this time.
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle:
None at this time.
Georgia state representative:
None at this time.
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