You’re here because you have a request to make of your two Senators in Washington D.C. The steps:
- Send your message via democracy.io
- Come back here to report the email as sent
Be mindful of who you select: In this exercise, you are contacting your two Senators. Like this:
For example, you might write
“I’m writing to ask you to retain the provision allocating $62 million to the Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production in the Senate version of the Build Back Better Act or HR 5376. This office is poised to deliver nutritious food to underserved communities. This funding is needed.”
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 Senator on hard-mode, the following instructions are for you!
Step 1: Find Your Senators
You’re represented by two senators in the U.S. Senate.
- Two Senators represent your entire state.
- Reps are elected every six years.
To find your Senator, go to senate.gov, type your zip code into the text box at the top right-hand side of the page, and let the fun begin.
Step 2: Send your Request
Once you know who your senators are, simply click on their names to link to their official senate.gov websites. Find the contact forms 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 Senators and letting them know exactly how you want them to represent your interests in D.C.
Step 3: Let AFA Know
After sending your note, send us a copy, including the name of your Senators here:
Good luck and thank you for working with AFA to bring fairness to U.S. farm policy!