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Writing is an effective way to influence your representatives and other government officials. Here you will find postal addresses and suggested weekly topics, as well as sample letters and links to letter writing campaigns.

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Writing letters can be quick and easy. See samples here. For those who do not feel comfortable calling, writing allows you to formulate your thoughts in your own space and your own time. From the limited space on a postcard to the limitless space on stationary, take as much or as little time as you need to state your opinion.

You can write the President and Vice President if you have an issue with their opinions or decisions. Don’t hesitate to let them know what you think! Click here for their addresses.

Every Georgia citizen has the same two Senators, Johnny Isakson and David Perdue. Our representatives are proportioned by district. You can find out who represents the district you live in here. Make sure to write the correct Representative when writing about a specific issue. However, you can write to any representative, even if they are not in your district or state. For example, if any representative is sponsoring a bill you disagree with, contact them to express your displeasure.

We also provide information to write your Georgia state representatives and senators. These are the members of Georgia's state congress and are different from our national reprensentatives. Click here to determine who your representative and senator is, plus find writing campaigns and topics.

Occasionally there will be a need for public comments on a topic. We'll include the links to those in the Public Comments section.

Additionally, we let you know if there are other local issues that could use some attention here.

It's not all bad. Click here to see who you can write with a letter of thanks!


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U.S. Writing Campaigns and Topics

1. The SHUSH (Silencers Help Us Save Hearing) Act (S.1505) provides that silencers be treated the same as firearms accessories. The text of the bill can be read here https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1505/text. This Act would, “for the first time in 80 years” allow “felons, domestic abusers, and the dangerously mentally ill… to buy and possess silencers” for guns. Ear protection is a much better route to save hearing that allowing silencers into the hands of people who arguably should not possess them.

Read more here and decide for yourself https://everytownresearch.org/shush-act-dangerous-unnecessary-make-legal-convicted-felons-buy-silencers/.

If you think your Senators should not support the SHUSH Act, let them know.


2. Tell Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) based in Atlanta, that it is not ok to silence scientists. Scientists should be able to speak with the press and share some findings with the public. Yes, we understand that some work there may need to be under tight control for safety reasons, “but individual scientists and researchers have generally been available to explain their findings – which, of course, often have major implications for public health and, therefore, tend to interest the public (also known as taxpayers).”

Read more here:
http://investigations.blog.ajc.com/2017/09/12/cdc-to-scientists-shh/
https://www.axios.com/cdc-cracks-down-on-communications-with-reporters-2484371851.html

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald
CDC
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027


3. It is time to defend DACA recipients. Since 2001 there have been attempts to legalize minor age immigrants who were brought here by their parents. DACA is a temporary, Obama-era order to protect the Dreamers until Congress passes the Dream Act. It is time to defend DACA recipients and pass the Dream Act. Encourage your MoC’s to attach the Dream Act to other must pass bills and to vote yes for the Dreamers! To learn more about the “Dreamers”, read this http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/09/01/unauthorized-immigrants-covered-by-daca-face-uncertain-future/

To read about an article about a Dreamer that previously lived and worked in Georgia, click here.


4. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) have introduced a bill that would convert ACA spending into block grants for states. A state could use the block grant “to develop any health care system it wants. It also allows states to opt out of many ACA regulations.” Read the Washington Post article here. Ask your MoC’s to vote NO on this repeal and replace plan!


5. Since Trump and the Republicans could not repeal The Affordable Care Act, the administration is cutting funds to help Americans sign up. They are slashing the Ad budget and grants to enrollment assistance groups. The 2018 enrollment begins November 1 and will also six weeks instead of three months. If this underhanded way of trying to derail the ACA bothers you, tell Trump and your Reps. Read more at the Washington Post article here.


6. How can we stop the wasteful spending for a border wall that Trump promised Mexico would pay for? The US Customs and Border Protection selected four companies to build wall prototypes that will cost between $400,000 and $500,000. Trump is even threatening to shut down the government if representatives don’t approve the wall. If this wasteful, ill-advised, ineffective wall building project makes you angry, please ask your representatives not to fund it. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/31/547684547/trump-administration-selects-contractors-for-border-wall-prototypes


7. Protect Bears Ears National Monument. Sec. Zinke is proposing reducing the size by over 85%! These and other areas could be opened up to drilling and fracking and who knows what else. These protected lands should not be up for grabs to the highest bidder. The Utah Diné Bikéyah Board Chairman Willie Grayeyes, a community leader from Navajo Mountain, Utah, and appointed member of the BLM Utah Resource Advisory Council, stated, “Written and unwritten history tells us that Native Americans were the first occupants on the Bears Ears landscape. What we are asking for is just a small acreage compared to what was taken away from us. We ask for this simple honor to be given by the President and Secretary: do not alter or change our Proclamation.” The Press Release also states, “Any and all recommendations by Secretary Zinke regarding Bears Ears National Monument are fundamentally faulty because the Secretary never took the time to meet with and listen to local Native Americans, despite numerous invitations.”

Write to Secretary Zinke AGAIN and let him know in no uncertain terms this is NOT ok. Tell him to honor Tribes and protect Bears Ears! Write to President Trump as well and let him know that we do not want this and neither do the Native Americans that are the “exclusive keepers of traditional knowledge regarding the Bears Ears cultural landscape”. Read more about this issue on websites hosted by Native Americans:

http://utahdinebikeyah.org/secretary-zinke-final-report/
http://bearsearscoalition.org

Sec. Ryan Zinke
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240


8. Our National Parks should be trash free. On August 16, the NPS ended an effort to eliminate the sale of disposable bottles in our parks. See https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/08-16-2017-water-bottles.htm. If you think this policy should have been more thoroughly implemented rather than eliminated, let both President and the Acting Director of the NPS Michael Reynolds know your thoughts.

Or call Jeremy Barnum, 202-513-7262

Acting Director Michael Reynolds
National Park Service
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240


9. It's time once again to put some pressure on Amazon. Let the amazon.com PR team know if you are bothered by their advertising on Breitbart by emailing amazon-pr@amazon.com

Sample message below:

"I haven't ordered from Amazon since (date). Prior to that time, my family ordered from you (enter time period). I want to let you know why this has changed. I am appalled that Amazon is running ads on Breitbart.com. When Amazon adopts a policy to ban advertising on any site that promotes hate, I will happily go back to shopping with you."

You can also email Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos directly at jeff@amazon.com.


10. The Department of Justice is seeking the IP addresses of 1.3 million who visited a Trump Resistance Site! If this outrages you, please write Attorney General Jeff Sessions and let him know. This is government overstep and should not be allowed. We need to push back now. People in power should not be able to point out or punish those who disagree with them.

Jeff Sessions
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001


Past writing campaigns can be found here.

Public Comments

1. Where do you stand on nuclear power and the over budget Plant Vogtle project? At 11 billion over budget and years behind schedule, Georgia Power customers are paying increased prices to cover the cost of the expansion. South Carolina has scraped the construction at adjacent Plant Summer and Georgia should do the same. If this topic is important to you, either sign the Sierra Club letter here or email your elected Georgia Public Service Commissioners or both.

Email addresses here - http://www.psc.state.ga.us/content.aspx?c=/commissioners/


2. We need clean water! Scott Pruitt and the EPA are seeking public comments on removing the Clean Water Rule that essentially protects our drinking water and was put in place in 2015 by the Obama Administration. The Clean Water Rule clarifies water management under the Clean Water Act (1972), especially of streams and wetlands, which need to be kept clean. Public comment is open until September 27, 2017. You can comment here https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203-0001

Local Writing Campaigns and Topics

1. Grant Park residents are trying to save historic trees in the area that is slated for a partially underground parking garage for parking from a planned Zoo Atlanta expansion. This is a City of Atlanta project and if you want to help the Grant Park residents, contact the Department of Parks and Recreation. Though the Zoo in a statement said, “We’re confident that the project will bring many benefits and improvements to parking and mobility for the entire Grant Park community, not just Zoo Atlanta”, if there is public outrage at cutting historic trees, they might change their tune. http://news.wabe.org/post/grant-park-residents-launch-campaign-save-historic-trees

Amy Phuong, Commissioner
City of Atlanta
Department of Parks & Recreation
233 Peachtree Street, NE, Suites 1600/1700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Media and Public Relations
Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue SE
Atlanta GA 30315

Media and Public Relations (404) 624-2812 / pressupdates@zooatlanta.org

U.S. Postcard Campaigns

1. Tell President Trump if you do not appreciate his retweet of a GIF showing him swinging a golf club and appearing to hit and knock down Hillary Clinton. Really? Violence against women is not ok. This is not dignified behavior for a president. This is another in a long line of inappropriate and disparaging tweets. Frankly, the juvenile behavior is unbefitting for our President.

Sample postcards: “Stop Tweeting!” “Violence against women is not ok!” “Leave Hillary Clinton alone!”, “Your retweet showing you hitting Hilary with a golf ball is in poor taste”.

Read about it at the Washington Post article here.


2. Tell Betsy DeVos and your MoC’s to protect women on campus from sexual assault. This article explains the situation http://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/a12193990/betsy-devos-campus-sexual-assault/

Another article to read about the situation http://www.refinery29.com/2017/09/171315/how-to-protect-title-ix-campus-rape-rules-essay

And Bernie Sanders explains it, “… Secretary DeVos made an outrageous and unfortunate announcement that she plans to overturn an Obama initiative that protected women on college campuses from sexual assault. Campus sexual assault is a major problem, and it must be dealt with. We must do everything possible to make sure our campuses are safe for all students. This decision does a disservice to those who have worked hard to address sexual violence. Congress must now act to undo another terrible decision from the Trump administration.” https://www.sanders.senate.gov

Tell DeVos and your MoC’s to protect women on campus! This is a good postcard campaign. Send a quick postcard and tell them “Women Matter”, “Protect Women on Campus”, “Don’t change Obama’s rules to protect women on campus”, “rape culture is not ok”, “women deserve to feel safe on campus” etc.

Secretary Betsy DeVos
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202


Past postcard campaigns can be found here.

Want to send a positive note instead?

1. Let your Senators and Representative know if you appreciate them passing a joint resolution asking Trump to condemn violence and denounce racist and anti-Semitic hate groups that participated in the events in Charlottesville in August. The Resolutions are: HJ Res 117 (House Resolution) and SJ Res 49 (Senate Resolution). A simple postcard that states, “Thank you for supporting HJ Res 117” or “Thank you for supporting SJ Res 49”.

Read the bill text here:
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-joint-resolution/49/text
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/117/text


2. Sen. Bernie Sanders is preparing to introduce a single payer health care system bill. Despite knowing it is unlikely to gain any traction, he is trying to facilitate conversation. He asks, "Excuse me: why is the United States the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all people? Why are we spending far, far more per capita on health care than any other nation? Why do we pay the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs?" http://www.npr.org/2017/08/11/542676994/bernie-sanders-knows-his-medicare-for-all-bill-wont-pass-thats-not-the-point

Thank Senator Sanders for supporting the American people and asking the tough questions.

Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senate
332 Dirksen Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510


Past positive notes can be found here.

The President and Vice President Addresses

  • PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP OR “45”
    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Washington, DC 20500

  • VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building
    1650 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20502


Georgia's U.S. Senators' Addresses

  • SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON
    131 Russell Senate Office Building
    Washington DC 20510

    One Overton Park
    3625 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 970
    Atlanta, GA 30339

  • SENATOR DAVID PERDUE
    383 Russell Senate Office Building
    Washington DC 20510

    191 Peachtree Street NE
    Suite 3250
    Atlanta, GA 30303


Georgia's U.S Representatives' Addresses

Here is a link to find your Representative. If you already know who your Representative is we’ve provided the information for you below. Note: “HOB” is accepted shortening of House Office Building

  • DISTRICT 1 - BUDDY CARTER
    432 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515

    Brunswick Office
    1510 Newcastle Street, Suite 200
    Brunswick, GA 31520

    Savannah Office
    6602 Abercorn Street, Suite 105B
    Savannah, GA 31405

  • DISTRICT 2 - SANDFORD D. BISHOP JR.
    2407 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515

    Albany Office
    235 West Roosevelt Avenue
    Albany Towers, Suite 114
    Albany, GA 31701

    Columbus Office
    18 Ninth Street, Suite 201
    Columbus, GA 31901

    Macon Office
    682 Cherry Street
    City Hall Annex, Suite 302
    Macon, GA 31201

  • DISTRICT 3 - DREW FERGUSON
    1032 Longworth HOB
    Washington, DC 20515

    Newnan Office
    1601 E Hwy 34
    Suite B
    Newnan, GA 30265

  • DISTRICT 4 - HANK JOHNSON
    2240 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515

    Decatur Office
    5240 Snapfinger Park Drive
    Suite 130
    Decatur, GA 30035

  • DISTRICT 5 - JOHN LEWIS
    343 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515

    Atlanta Office
    100 Peachtree Street NW
    Suite 1920
    Atlanta, GA 30303

  • DISTRICT 6 - KAREN HANDEL
    1211 Longworth HOB
    Washington, DC 20515

    Atlanta Office
    Coming Soon

  • DISTRICT 7 - ROB WOODALL
    1724 Longworth HOB
    Washington, DC 20515-1007

    Lawrenceville Office
    75 Langley Dr.
    Lawrenceville, GA 30046

  • DISTRICT 8 - AUSTIN SCOTT
    2417 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515

    Tifton Office
    127-B N. Central Ave.
    Tifton, GA 31794

    Warner Robins Office
    230 Margie Dr. Suite 500
    Warner Robins, GA 31088

  • DISTRICT 9 - DOUG COLLINS
    1504 Longworth HOB
    Washington, DC 20515

    Gainesville Office
    210 Washington St. NW, Suite 202
    Gainesville, GA 30501

  • DISTRICT 10 - JODY HICE
    324 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515

    Milledgeville Office
    3015 Heritage Road, Suite 6
    Milledgeville, GA 31061

    Monroe Office
    100 Court Street
    Monroe, GA 30655

    Thomson Office
    210 Railroad Street
    City-County Administration Room 2401
    Thomson, GA 30824

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 728
    Monroe, GA 30655

  • DISTRICT 11 - BARRY LOUDERMILK
    329 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515

    Woodstock Office
    9898 Highway 92, Suite 100
    Woodstock, GA 30188

    Cartersville Office
    135 West Cherokee Avenue, Suite 122
    Cartersville, GA 30120

    Galleria Office
    600 Galleria Pkwy, Suite 120
    Atlanta, GA 30339

  • DISTRICT 12 - RICK ALLEN
    426 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515

    Augusta Office
    2743 Perimeter Parkway
    Bldg. 200, Suite 225
    Augusta, GA 30909

    Dublin Office
    100 S. Church Street
    Dublin, GA 31021

    Statesboro Office
    50 E. Main Street
    Statesboro, GA 30458

    Vidalia Office
    107 Old Airport Road, Suite A
    Vidalia, GA 30475

  • DISTRICT 13 - DAVID SCOTT
    225 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515

    Jonesboro Office
    173 North Main Street
    Jonesboro, GA 30236

    Smyrna Office
    888 Concord Road, Suite 100
    Smyrna, GA 30080

  • DISTRICT 14 - TOM GRAVES
    2078 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515

    Dalton Office
    702 South Thornton Avenue
    Dalton, GA 30720

    Rome Office
    600 East First Street, Suite 301
    Rome, GA 30161


“Don’t get frustrated, get involved. Don’t complain, organize.”

-Maryum Ali

Georgia's State Legislators

Write your state legislators to offer your opinion on Georgia state laws and issues. Begin by visiting https://openstates.org/ to find the addresses 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 capitol and district mailing addresses.

Because the Lieutenant Governor oversees the movement of legislation through the senate, we suggest that each time you contact your state senator, you also consider contacting the Lieutenant Governor's office:

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
240 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334

Georgia Specific Writing Campaigns and Topics

For your Georgia state senator:
None at this time. We will provide updated campaigns when the legislature is back in session.


Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle
None at this time. We will provide updated campaigns when the legislature is back in session.


For your Georgia state representative:
None at this time. We will provide updated campaigns when the legislature is back in session.


Past writing campaigns can be found here.



“A word after a word after a word is power.”

-Margaret Atwood