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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!


Consider these tips to ensure your opinion is read:


You can subscribe to receive writing campaigns emailed directly to you, once a week, on Monday at 9am. Use the form below or sign up directly here.

U.S. Writing Campaigns and Topics

1. If you do not want any part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge opened to drilling, please tell your Senators not to support Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) bill. Let’s keep our pristine wild places pure and clean. Let Murkowski know we won’t choose oil money over our wildlife and their home. See the Washington Post article to read more.

Lisa Murkowski
522 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202)-224-6665
Fax: (202)-224-5301
Or email her here


2. EPA appointee to the Scientific Advisory Board, Robert Phalen, said in 2012, “Modern air is a little too clean for optimum health.” He also stated in 2012, "My most important role in science is causing trouble and controversy.” Say what? We do not need or want someone who thinks this to be an advisor on environmental policy. (From Newsweek)

If you find this outrageous, please write both Trump and the EPA and urge them to appoint actual modern-thinking scientists to these committees.

Environmental Protection Agency
Office of the Administrator
1101A
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460


3. Let your Representatives know if you want them to vote NO on the scam of a tax plan they have concocted. Trickle down economics does not work. We need real tax breaks for the middle class to grow the middle class.


4. This week we encourage you to share information about ACA enrollment on social media, in person, and any other way you know. We told you a while back that the budget for advertising the ACA has been slashed by the Trump Administration. So let’s help get the word out. This is a link to basic info about the Affordable Care Act.

Deadline to sign up for 2018 coverage is December 15, 2018.

Go to https://www.healthcare.gov to sign up or change your current ACA policy. If you need help or guidance click here.


5. Things at the Environmental Protection Agency are out of control regarding the EPA Science Boards. Write to the EPA and Administrator Pruitt and let them know what YOU think.

a. The EPA “overhauled its external advisory boards Friday with new members representing various regulated industries and states, among other entities. Among the dozens of new members to the Science Advisory Board, Clean Air Safety Advisory Committee and Board of Scientific Counselors are representatives of Phillips 66 Co., Southern Co. and the North Dakota Petroleum Council.” (From The Hill)

Sound like a good idea to have for profit industry on our Advisory Boards? Nope.

b. Scott Pruitt “is using the bible as his guide for reorganizing EPA’s science boards” and “climate change deniers are celebrating.” The so called ‘“Joshua Principle” means for the EPA is that scientists who receive agency grants for their research are now barred from serving on any of its independent advisory boards.’

Should the bible be used as a guide for the EPA? We think not. (From Mother Jones)

Environmental Protection Agency
Office of the Administrator 1101A
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460


6. Energy Secretary Rick Perry needs to be educated about fossil fuels and sexual assault. Let's educate him. Discussing fossil fuel use in Africa, Perry suggested that when the lights are on, light shines “righteousness” onto to sexual assault. Mr. Perry, sexual assault happens in the light, in the dark, at twilight, in the wee hours, in mid day, anytime, anywhere, every day, every night. To see Perry’s full quote go here.

Rick Perry
US Dept. of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, SW
Washington DC 20585


7. Enough! Tell your Senators, President Trump, Ryan Zinke, and Sen Orin Hatch to stand up for Bears Ears and all the other National Monuments that may be made smaller. These are NATIONAL MONUMENTS and important places and natural areas. We need to, we must, preserve them. This absolutely does not represent public opinion. “A study found that 90.9% of Utahns who submitted comments opposed the review, along with 99.2% of commenters nationwide. Ignoring this, Sen. Hatch has already released a statement hailing Trump's approval of a monument-shrinking measure as a triumph for local voices.

Senator Orin Hatch
104 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

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


8. Let Betsy DeVos and the Dept. of Education know if you are outraged that they “rescinded 72 documents on the rights of students with disabilities, calling them ‘outdated’ and indicating that they are no longer necessary.” See this Think Progress article for more.

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


9. 'President Donald Trump's nominee [Kathleen Hartnett White] to be the White House senior adviser for environmental policy in 2016 described the belief in "global warming" as a "kind of paganism" for "secular elites.”' Read more at CNN.

If you find this attitude ignorant and demeaning please ask your Senators not to confirm her for this position.


10. Tell your Representative you support HR669 Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017. If Trump’s threats and taunts to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un frighten you and you fear Trump might launch us into nuclear war, please urge your Representative to get behind this act. Sponsored by Rep. Ted Lieu of CA (our thank you this week), “This bill prohibits the President from using the Armed Forces to conduct a first-use nuclear strike unless such strike is conducted pursuant to a congressional declaration of war expressly authorizing such strike.” Read the full bill text here.


Past writing campaigns can be found here.

Public Comments

1. Check out Write for Rights, sponsored by Amnesty International UK.
This campaign urges “you to write messages of support to people around the world who have suffered injustice, and show you how to support their campaigns for justice.” There are several ways to get involved - write an appeal letter, hold an event, write a message of solidarity, and online measures. Check it out.


2. You have likely heard about a proposed fee increase from $25-30 to $75 per car entrance to National Parks. Here is your chance to make your voice heard on the issue. The NPS is seeking public comment. One thought: ‘"We should not increase fees to such a degree as to make these places – protected for all Americans to experience – unaffordable for some families to visit," The National Parks Conservation Association CEO and president, Theresa Pierno, said.

Go here to comment. Comments open until November 23, 2017.


Past public comments can be found here.

Local Writing Campaigns and Topics

1. A Rockdale County teacher, Paul Hagen, “is on administrative leave after he was caught on camera during class threatening to ‘put a bullet’ in a student’s head.” This is documented on video. Administrative leave? How about being fired and charged? Let the Rockdale County Department of Education and Rockdale Career Academy (where the incident took place) know if you think Paul Hagen should be fired immediately. There is no excuse to threaten children or teens this way. Read the AJC article here.

Rockdale Career Academy
Dr. Miki Edwards, Principal
1064 Culpepper Dr SW
Conyers, GA 30094
or email medwards@rockdale.k12.ga.us

Rockdale County Public Schools
Board of Education
954 North Main Street
P.O. Box 1199
Conyers, GA 30012


Past local campaigns can be found here.

U.S. Postcard Campaigns

1. No! Just, No! Comparing Alabama’s Roy Moore’s situation to Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in the bible is absolutely indefensible. This is likely to offend everyone - Christian, Atheist, Jewish, Muslim, it doesn’t matter. This is a ridiculous and offensive comparison. Defending an accused sexual predator with the Bible, or any religious text, is deplorable. Let Alabama state auditor Jim Ziegler know if you find his statement offensive and inappropriate. Read the Time article here.

Jim Ziegler
600 Dexter Ave # S101
Montgomery, AL 36130


2. Urge your Senator to vote no on HR2936. It passed the house on November 1 and was received in the Senate on November 2. It has been referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. The so called “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017” would “prioritize our Eastern national forests for a single use—timber harvest—with no consideration of its impacts to other values, and would set a dangerous standard for ignoring public input.” Send a message to your representatives here.

Of course the House Committee on Agriculture has a wildly different assessment, staying that the Act “would expedite and improve forest management activities in federal forests.”

What do you think? A postcard with a simple message is easy: “Vote NO on HR2936” or “Save our Forests! Vote NO on HR2936”.


Past postcard campaigns can be found here.

Want to send a positive note instead?

1. The store TJ Maxx is continuing to pay its workers in Puerto Rico. They state, “‘Based on the devastating situation in Puerto Rico, we can confirm that we have continued to pay our TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods Associates on the island,’ the company said in a statement to NBC Boston. ‘We believe it is the right thing for us to do under these circumstances.’" (From 11 Alive)

Tell TJ Maxx thank you for supporting these Puerto Ricans in their time of need. Consider supporting TJ Maxx with your shopping dollars. It is refreshing when a corporation is generous to employees and does the right thing.

TJX Companies
770 Cochituate Rd
Framingham, MA 01701


2. Let’s congratulate some of last week’s election winners.

Let’s start with Danica Roem, first openly transgender state lawmaker.

Friends of Danica Roem
P.O. Box 726
Manassas, Va. 20113

How about Booker Gainor, the first African-American mayor of Cairo, GA?
Post a comment on Facebook.
or
Mayor-Elect Booker Gainor
Cairo City Hall
119 N Broad St
Cairo, GA 39828

Jonathan Mccollar, first African-American mayor of Statesboro, GA!

Mayor-Elect Jonathan McCollar
City Hall
50 East Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30458

Ravinder Bhalla, first Sikh American to be elected mayor in Hoboken, NJ!
Website contact
or
Mayor-Elect Ravinder Bhalia
94 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030


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