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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

SPECIAL NOTE: As focus begins to shift to the mid-term elections, we hope you will begin researching the candidates on your ballots. In Georgia you can visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page to find your polling place and see a sample ballot. Our write campaigns will slow to once a month (first Monday of the month), rather than once a week for the summer.


1. MA Senator Elizabeth Warren has called “to rebuild our immigration system from top to bottom, starting by replacing ICE with something that reflects our morality and that works”. Warren, at a Boston immigration protest stated, ”This is ugly, this is wrong, and this is not the way to run our country.” Honor her by using her words to rally our own Senators and the President. Read more here.


2. Call on our Senators to coerce Trump to step back on his imposed tariffs. Canada has imposed new tariffs onAmerican exports to the tune of $12.5 billon. In addition, ‘Last week, the European Union imposed additional tariffs of 25% on US products such as motorcycles, orange juice, bourbon, peanut butter, cigarettes and denim. Mexico has also imposed new tariffs on the United States.” (From CNN Money)

Harley-Davidson has moved some production out of the US due to the tariffs. It is possible that other companies will follow suit. GM states “Trump’s tariffs could threaten US jobs and undermine competitiveness”. (From The Independent)

Texas companies are worried that “tariffs and trade talk could disrupt 156.000 jobs”. (From the Dallas News)

At present, it is not clear if proposed auto tariffs will be actually come to fruition, but “If new duties on foreign-made autos were to be imposed, car buyers would see prices rise fairly quickly.” (From CNBC)


3. By now we’ve all heard about ICE separating parents and children. This is draconian. This brings up images of children and parents separated during the Holocaust and during slavery in America. Children must stay with their parents. Please write your MOCs (Member of Congress) and Scott Lloyd (Director of Refugee Resettlement at the Administration for Children and Families at Health and Human Services) to demand a change in policy.

Links:
From Bustle
From NY Times

Scott Lloyd
Dept. of Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
330 C Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201


4. The Arizona Board of Education is drafting changes to their science standards and making some outdated and misleading changes regarding evolution. For instance, they are removing the wording “the big bang” and changing the word “evolution” to “changes over time”. Some of the changes are subtle; however, we all know that small “changes over time” can have a huge impact in the long run! Let the Board know your thoughts. We must advocate for rigorous science education in our public classrooms! Read more here and here.

Arizona State Board of Education
1700 W. Washington St - Executive Tower #300
Phoenix, AZ 85007


5. Trump has instigated the beginnings of a trade war with our allies - Canada, Mexico, and Europe, and others. In fact, “President Trump appears prepared to unravel 70 years of painstaking effort that the United States has led to build an international system of trade based on mutually accepted rules and principles.” Read more here and here.

Let Trump and your Members of Congress know your concerns.


6. It is time for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to go. He does not help protect the environment; in fact, he appears to be actively working against it. The latest ridiculousness involves the EPA paying $1560 for customized fountain pens for Pruitt, plus even more money for personalized journals. Please urge your MOC and Trump to rid the EPA of Pruitt. Read more here and here.


7. As we’ve seen over the past year or so, science is beginning to take a backseat to politics and religion within our government. We hope you will urge Georgia’s candidates for political office to answer the science questions put forth by Science Debate. The web site Science Debate “is inviting all House, Senate and Gubernatorial candidates to answer 10 science policy questions prior to election day.” You can “select your state and read about the positions of those running for office where you live as they come in” or “find and ask them to respond!”


8. Join the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice in asking “Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr to immediately launch an investigation into the Aggravated Assault of the young man depicted in the Brian Kemp campaign ad.” As you may recall, Brian Kemp, a Georgia candidate for Governor, ran an ad showing him holding a gun pointed toward a young man who purportedly is interested in one of Kemp’s daughters. This ad has sparked anger from responsible gun owners and those that find pointing a gun at a young man to be reprehensible and dirty politics. (see Georgia Alliance for Social Justice Facebook page). Read more here.

Paul Howard
Fulton Co. District Attorney
136 Pryor St SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Chris Carr
Ga Attorney General
40 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, Ga 30334
Phone: (404) 656-3300 or Fax: (404) 657-8733


9. As Mother's Day approaches, join Faith in Public Life in calling on Congress to protect immigrant moms. This site has details you can incorporate in a letter. It also has a petition you can sign if you choose.


10. Contact FOX News about Sean Hannity’s conflict of interest and failure to disclose it on program segments when he discusses relevant issues.

"With his high ratings come huge headaches for Fox. Case in point: Monday's courtroom revelation about Hannity being a client of President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen. While his off-air relationships might be just a logical extension of Hannity's on-air cheerleading for Trump, it still came as a surprise, immediately raising questions about both Hannity and Fox. By any standards of any normal newsroom, the Cohen-Hannity relationship is a glaring conflict of interest. Fox is not a normal newsroom.... Still, Fox will still have to address these issues. A network spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the matter...." (From CNN)

Also, "Hannity, 56, also amassed part of his property collection with support from the US Department for Housing and Urban Development (Hud), a fact he did not disclose when praising Ben Carson, the Hud secretary, on his television show last year." (From The Guardian)

Fox News Network, LLC
1211 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 10036


Past writing campaigns can be found here.

Public Comments and Petitions

1. “On April 30, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled, “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” The EPA is extending the comment period on the proposed rule, which was scheduled to close on May 30, 2018, until August 16, 2018.” Comment here.

Reading The American Lung Association’s letter to Scott Pruitt on this matter will fully explain the situation you as a voter and public commenter.

To comment, go here and click the blue bar that says “Comment Now”.


Past public comments/petitions can be found here.

Local Writing Campaigns and Topics

1. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is “now gathering a group of experts on immigrant detention to come up with recommendations about what should happen next with the city’s longtime contract with the U.S. Marshals office to house U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees in the city’s jails. She said ending the contract was an option she would consider.” Read more here and consider writing Mayor Bottoms and letting her know your thoughts. This is an issue that may affect more than just the City of Atlanta. Read more here.


2. If you are in the Athens, GA area or want to help educate voters there, Together We Will is asking you to “Help inform local voters of our great candidates from the comfort of your home! Addresses are avaliable for Josh McCall, Dawn Johnson and Deborah Gonzalez. Please email Together We Will Athens twwathens@gmail.com for directions and addresses.


Past local campaigns can be found here.

U.S. Postcard Campaigns

1. Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins said “she would not support a nominee hostile to the landmark abortion ruling in Roe v. Wade, ” stating, "I would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade because that would mean to me that their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law.”

Use Senator Collins as an example to attempt to persuade our own Republican Georgia Senators to vote against any nominee who is hostile to Roe v. Wade, which is an established right at this point. No turning back time! Read more here.


Past postcard campaigns can be found here.

Want to send a positive note instead?

1. Let the City of Augusta, Ga know we see them. We see that they are attempting to begin to rectify the 14 out of 100 they scored on last year’s Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index. On June 19, the Augusta-Richmond County Commission “voted to pass a resolution adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of discrimination protections for municipal employees. This vote expands Augusta’s EEO Policy to broaden the sex discrimination definition to include acts of gender stereotyping and to prohibit discrimination based on gender, gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.” (From Georgia Equality)

Tell the Commission thank you for stepping it up!

Augusta Commissioners
C/O Mayor Davis
535 Telfair St.
Suite 200
Augusta, GA 30901

Email: mayordavis@augustaga.gov


2. Last month Hawaii and Maryland banned conversion therapy for minors and now New Hampshire has joined the ranks! Let’s thank NH Governor Chris Sununu who signed the bill on June 8, 2018. The law will go into effect on January 1, 2019.

Office of the Governor
State House
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-2121


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

The Georgia state legislature 2018 session ended March 29, 2018.


For your Georgia state senator:
Nothing at this time.


Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle
Nothing at this time.


For your Georgia state representative:
Nothing at this time.


Past writing campaigns can be found here.



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

-Margaret Atwood