You’re here because you have a request to make of your Representative in the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. The steps:
- Send your email at democracy.io
- Come back here to report the email as sent
Be mindful of who you select: In this exercise, you are contacting your Representative in the House, not your 2 Senators. Like this:
Why Report your Letter as Sent:
When you let us know about your letter-writing activity, it helps AFA get political points with key members of Congress. That directly impacts our effectiveness in D.C.
If you want to write your Rep on hard-mode, the following instructions are for you!
Step 1: Find Your Representative
You’re represented by one person in the House of Representatives.
- Each Rep represents a Congressional district within a state.
- Each district contains about 800,000 people.
- Reps are elected every two years.
To find your Representative, go to house.gov and type your zip code into the text box at the top right-hand side of the page, and let the fun begin.
If you’re lucky, your zip code is fully contained within your Congressional district. For example, the 04101 zip code is in the Maine 1st Congressional district.
If you’re not so lucky, your zip code spans multiple Congressional districts. For example, if you live in the 21012 zip code, you could be in district 3 or district 4. In that case, you’ll need to specify your address in order to definitively identify your Member of Congress who represents you in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Step 3: Send your Request
Once you know who your representative is, simply click on their name to link to their official house.gov website. Find the contact form and follow the instructions for sending them a message.
If you’re not sure how to craft a compelling message, here are some useful guidelines.
So, that was the skinny on contacting your Rep and letting them know exactly how you want them to represent your interests in the House of Representatives.
Step 4: Let AFA Know
After sending your note, send us a copy, including the name of your Rep here:
Good luck and thank you for working with AFA to bring fairness to U.S. farm policy!