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
Note: The state legislature is back in session. Please check the second section below for call scripts to state Senators, Representatives, Governor, and Lt. Governor.
U.S. Representative for 3-23-2018
"Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to make sure Puerto Rico receives the disaster aid promised them. It is unacceptable that the American people of Puerto Rico have received less than $2 billion of the pledged $23 million. Thank you for taking my message."
U.S. Senator for 3-23-2018
"Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to make sure Puerto Rico receives the disaster aid promised them. It is unacceptable that the American people of Puerto Rico have received less than $2 billion of the pledged $23 million. Thank you for taking my message."
Notes/Talking Points: Puerto Rico, a US territory home to 3.5 million Americans, was devastated by Hurricane Maria "exactly six months ago, and the U.S. territory is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century... The AP recently found that of the $23 billion pledged for Puerto Rico, only $1.27 billion for a nutritional assistance program has been disbursed, along with more than $430 million to repair public infrastructure." (From ABC News)
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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
From Indivisble Georgia for 3-23-2018:
The entire legislative session ends next Thursday. Please make your voice heard about the following bills:
Please call Speaker Ralston (404 656-5020), Gov Deal (404 656-1776), and your own house representative and ask them to vote no on the following:
***SB 363 would force polls in the majority African American city of Atlanta to close an hour earlier — 7 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. — and has been amended to eliminate early voting on the Sunday before Election Day. That Sunday is often a high-turnout day for African American voters because of Souls to the Polls events that encourage people to cast ballots early after attending church.
***SB 452 requires local police departments and courts to question and detain undocumented immigrants on behalf of ICE. This bill has passed out of its House Committee and is eligible for a floor vote.
***SB 403 is a paper ballots bill that is flawed and needs to be stopped so we can have a real chance at getting a fair election system in GA. Please ALSO call Rep. John Meadows and ask him to table this bill. 404 656-5141
Please call Gov Deal (404 656-1776), Casey Cagle (404 656-5030), and your own State Senator and tell them you are opposed to the following bills:
***HB 258 requires DACA recipients to get a provisional driver’s license that identifies them as such.
***HB 787 increases funding for charter schools while leaving traditional public schools underfunded.
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