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
U.S. Representative for 11-15-2018
"Hi, this is [name] from [address, city, zip]. I'm calling to ask Representative [name] to oppose the blanket ban on asylum-seekers seeking safety at the U.S. border. Thank you for taking my message."
Notes/talking points: The International Rescue Committee has details and a longer script here.
U.S. Senator for 11-15-2018
"Hi, this is [name] from [city, zip]. I do not need a reply to this call. I'm calling to ask Senator [name] to support legislation that would place a hard cap on the size of financial institutions. Thank you for taking my message."
Notes/Talking Points: "Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would place a hard cap on the size of financial institutions, a proposal that would splinter Wall Street’s biggest firms in an effort to ward off future taxpayer bailouts." (From the Washington Post)
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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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