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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

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1. There is a call for Alex Acosta the U.S. secretary of Labor to resign his seat for covering up the most vile human trafficking ring this century. "Last week, in-depth reporting from the Miami Herald revealed the truth behind Acosta’s role in covering up the alleged sexual abuse and rape of scores of underage girls by Epstein – who according to the police investigation trafficked as many as 80 girls as young as 13." (From Enough is Enough)

Read the Miami Herald article here.

Send him a message and let him know loud and clear - he is responsible and he must resign.

Secretary of Labor
Alexander Acosta
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
Email: talktodol@dol.gov

Sign a petition here. Don't forget to Tweet him, comment on Facebook, and even Instagram. Let's shed some light on these men so they know they won't get away with this anymore.


2. If you have a few minutes, listen to the beginning of this podcast. If you have 45 minutes, go ahead and finish it. It's a good summary of what the Green New Deal could be. If you think it's worth fighting for, write to your Senators and your Representative. Write to 45. Write to other MoCs and ask them support and encourage this legislation next year. Our planet depends on it.


3. Did you hear about EJ Bradford? He was the man killed in an Alabama mall on Black Friday. At first, the police claimed he was a mass shooter. Turns out he was trying to help and they shot him in the back three times, killing him. They won't release the body cam footage, but EJ was clearly murdered. He had nothing to do with the original shooting. Jefferson County has a brand new DA though. Let's send him a note to let him know he are paying attention. We want justice for EJ Bradford. (From Real Justice)

Danny Carr
Jefferson County District Attorney
801 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N. Suite 105
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

DAinquiry@jccal.org
205-325-5252
Danny Carr's Twitter
The DA Office's Facebook


4. U.S. Border patrol agents shot tear gas ACROSS the border at migrants from the caravan. These are human beings. Please call, Tweet, and write your Senators and Representatives. We have to speak out. (From Telesur)


5. Write to California Governor Jerry Brown and to the Department of Corrections to ask them to stop exploiting incarcerated people to fight wildfires. They risk their lives for $1/hour. Two of the deaths in the latest fire were inmates. They gave their lives to protect people and their homes and for what? What makes it worse is they can't even apply to be firefighters when released.

"Fighting fires is backbreaking labor--incarcerated workers are using hoes and chainsaws to manipulate the landscape and redirect fires in their tracks. It’s deadly work that incarcerated people are being forced to do. California Corrections makes every person in low-level security take aptitude assessments to determine where they will work--and if they’re eligible for the CalFire program, or to work at the lesser known CDCR Fire Department, they have no choice but to go to work.4 If they refuse, they will be hit with disciplinary infractions that could jeopardize their opportunity to be freed early or even send them to the hole, or isolation."

Color of Change is calling for some great reforms such as paying fair wages and allowing for a path to employment as a firefighter. Read more here and sign the petition. You can also Tweet both Governor Brown and the Board of Corrections.

Governor Edmund G. Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Or email here.

Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)
2590 Venture Oaks Way Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 445-5073


6. Write to your Member of Congress and ask them to support a Green New Deal. It would put millions of people to work and eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels. We need to take climate change seriously. The planet will ultimately survive, but we may not. It's time for some real effort in the right direction. Read more at The Hill.


7. Tell Google to demand a refund of campaign donations from Cindy Hyde-Smith, the Mississippi Senator who “joked” about sitting in the front row of a hanging. "Google recently issued a weak apology after it was revealed that the tech giant donated to the re-election campaign" Google needs to know we don't stand for this as a nation. She doesn't deserve to be a United States Senator.

Tweet to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google

Sundar Pichai
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043


8. Write your U.S. House representative and encourage them to support legislation by John Sarbanes (D-Md.) to protect voting rights.

"The first bill Democrats plan to introduce and pass if they win control of the House of Representatives on Nov. 6 will be a comprehensive package of campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting and ethics reforms." Read more at the Huffington Post


9. Trump's proposed restrictions on protesting near the White House include restrictions on signs, where one can protest, and even requiring fees be paid. "The Senate will soon vote on whether to confirm Trump's nominee Raymond David Vela as director of the National Park Service, which manages these areas." Before the Senate confirms Mr. Vela, we need an assurance that he will withdraw the proposed rule. Encourage your Senator to ask for that commitment or ask them to not confirm. (From the ACLU)


10. Send a message to your Senators and Representative asking them to make a statement to reject white nationalism. Read more here. The website has links for you to Tweet or post to their Facebook pages directly.


Past writing campaigns can be found here.

Public Comments and Petitions

1. Saving the planet doesn't just happen within our borders. "Multinational mining company Adani has announced that they are planning to start work on their new mega mine in Queensland, Australia before Christmas. But the Australian government still has the power to still stop them" Here's a petition for the U.S ambassador to Australia reminding them that coal is NOT the future. Feel free to Tweet with the hashtag #StopAdani as well.


2. "The public has just under 60 days to tell the Department of Education what it thinks about new guidelines recently proposed by Secretary Betsy DeVos. The new changes specifically address how college campuses should handle cases of sexual assault and harassment, replacing Obama-era policies on how to implement Title IX, which bars gender discrimination in schools receiving federal funds. Critics of the new guidelines say the changes will make it harder to convict offenders because the proposed changes raise the level of proof needed." (From NPR)

Read more here.

You can comment here. The comment period ends January 28, 2019.


Past public comments/petitions can be found here.

Local Writing Campaigns and Topics

1. On New Year's Even 2016, Dasha Fincher was arrested over a faulty test for meth during a traffic stop. The actual "contraband" was cotton candy. She spent 3 months in jail because she couldn't afford the $1 million bail. When the cotton candy was retested in March, it was determined to be just what it was, cotton candy. She's suing, but her arrest is still on the books. Let's see if we can help her by writing to the Monroe County Board of Commissioners and the Sheriff. (From BBC News)

Check out the links at the bottom of the article. Apparently those road-side tests are very problematic. How many of us can afford $1 million in bail over completely harmless items?

Board of Commissioners
38 West Main Street
P.O. Box 189
Forsyth, GA 31029

Sheriff Al Shackelford
145 L Cary Bittick Drive
Forsyth, GA 31029


Past local campaigns can be found here.

Want to send a positive note instead?

1. "Rashida Tlaib, incoming congresswoman from Michigan, is planning a trip to the Occupied Territories, an unprecedented alternative to the AIPAC-sponsored trips to Israel hosted by Rep. Steny Hoyer." Let's send her a thank you for setting up a trip which will also show the plight of the Palestinian people in this region. From The Intercept

Rashida Tlaib
State Representative
6th District, Detroit
685 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-0823

Or Tweet her


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