Email the President
Do you want to send an email to the President of the United States? Or, maybe you would like to email the Vice President, or one of the members of the House of Representatives, or the Senate. This article explains how to email the President and other members of congress.
Emailing the President, your senator, House representative, or another member of Congress or the government s is an important part of keeping elected officials informed of our opinions. With today’s ever-increasing dissatisfaction with those who govern, it is important to understand how to communicate your thoughts, feelings, and ideas to elected officials.
Sending an email to your congressman, or congressperson is an efficient way to let the government and its elected officials know that you hold them accountable for their campaign promises and actions while in office. Don’t wait for the next election time to come around to voice your opinion. If you feel strongly about something, send an email to your congressman.
What happens when you send an email?
In most cases, you will initially receive a canned response from the government. You may get a response from the government office that you emailed. However, the response is usually written by staff members.
In rare cases, you may receive an email from the actual government official. Again, this is rare. Given the volume of emails they receive, it is usually not feasible for the official to personally respond to messages.
The following will help you get in touch with various members of the U.S. government via email:
How to Email the President or Vice President
Use the Online Form
In the past, the White House had a general email address. The addresses were email@example.com for the POTUS and firstname.lastname@example.org for the VPOTUS for these types of messages. However, the White House disabled these addresses. Now, the only way to send a message is through the online form.
Use Social Media
Following are the primary social media accounts for the current administration:
Write a Letter
The online form is the fastest way to send a message, but if you prefer to write or type a letter, keep the following in mind:
- Use 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper
- Either type your message or handwrite it as neatly as possible
- Include your return address on both the letter and on the envelope
- Mail the letter to The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500
- Include the appropriate postage (stamp)
If you have any additional questions about how to email Joe Biden or Kamala Harris, please post a comment below. If you are still trying to email Donald Trump or Mike Pence, please post a comment below.
Contact the White House By Phone
Even though you aren’t able to email the President, you can call the White House. However, to be clear, you will likely only speak with a member of the staff. To call, use the following phone numbers:
- For general comments, call 202-456-1111
- To reach the switchboard, call 202-456-1414
- For TTY/TTD, use Comments: 202-456-6213 or the Visitor’s Office: 202-456-2121
Let’s face it, it is highly unlikely that you will get to speak with any sitting POTUS directly on the phone.
How to Send an E-mail Your House Representative
To find your representative, search the House of Representatives database by zip code. As an alternative, visit the Representative’s personal website. Most government websites have email addresses and mailing addresses listed on the Contacts page.
Many websites also offer a contact form, but we recommend using this only as a last resort. Beware, many online contact forms go to the website maintenance team and often don’t reach the representative or their staff. If you want a response, send a direct email or a letter.
How to Send an E-mail Your Senator
To find your state Senator(s), select your Senator from the state-by-state list at the United States Senate’s Web site. Note, the list is in alphabetical order and provides the following information for each senator:
- Senator’s full name
- Political party affiliation and state they represent
- Mailing address
- Phone number
- Link to an email contact form, usually on the Senator’s website.
Also, you can call the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the state Senator’s office you request.
Questions and Comments
If you have any questions about how to email the President, Joe Biden, U.S. representatives, members of Congress, or other government officials, please leave a message below. Please don’t post a comment on the form below and think that it will be forwarded to the White House, Congress, the Biden administration, President Joe Biden, or Kamala Harris.
If you’re looking for a way to contact the former President, Donald Trump, the best method would likely be through The Trump Organization. To contact the former Vice President, Mike Pence, we recommend using one of his social media accounts on Facebook or Twitter.
Learn about other areas of government.