How to Email to the President and Members of Congress

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Email to the President
Learn How to send an email to the President and other members of congress.

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, but 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 Send an E-mail the President or Vice President

If you want to email the President of the United States, Donald Trump, or the White House in general, use this online form.

In the past, the White House had a general email address (president@whitehouse.gov for the POTUS and vice.president@whitehouse.gov 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.

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 the letter and on the envelope
  • Mail the letter to The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500.

If you have any additional questions about how to email Donald Trump or Mike Pence, write, or send a message to the President, please post a comment below.

Contact the White House By Phone

If you wish to call the President, or the White House, 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, Donald Trump, U.S. representatives, members of Congress, or other government officials, please leave a message below. Please don’t post a comment and think that it will be forwarded to the White House, Congress, or the Trump administration.

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  1. TO OPEN OUR SCHOOLS WILL BE THE BIGEST MISTAKE AMERICA CAN MAKE!!!!!!!!!

    I AM A RETIRED DR., AS I STATED BEFORE THAT WE FOUND OUT THE FLU , WE THOT VACINATING THE ADULTS WOULD PROTECT US.
    WE FOUND OUT DIFFERENTLY , THAT OUR CHILDREN BROUGHT IT IN. TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS ,THESE CHILDREN WILL PROBABLY IN ABOUT ONE WEEK THE MAJORITY WILL CATCH IT , BEC EVEN ADULTS DON’T COVER THEIR NOSE. THE BIGEST PROBLEM IS THE CHILDREN WILL CATCH IT, NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO THE MAJORITY OF THEM . THEY WILL BE ASYMPTOMATIC

    IT WILL HAPPEN WHEN THEY GET HOME ,THEY WILL SPREAD IT TO THE PARENTS AND OLDER RELATIVES,

    MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WILL COME DOWN WITH IT. I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR BEHAVIOR AT HOME, HOW TO KEEP FROM SPREADING IT. IT WILL BE BROUGHT IMMEDIATELY INTO MILLIONS OF HOMES.

    HAVE THE MILITARY PREPARE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF BEDS , THE PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS WILL CATCH IT.
    DO IT NOW BEFORE YOU OPEN THE SCHOOLS OR IT WILL BE THE BIGGEST DIASTER , YOU HAVE EVER SEEN.
    YOU CAN FORGET ABOUT WEARING MASKS IN PUBLIC ,SPACING AND ALL, BEC YOU WILL HAVE LET IT INTO EACH HOME. PEOPLE MIGHT AS WELL ALL GO BACK TO WORK, DON’T WORRY ABOUT ADULTS BRINGING IT HOME. IT WILL BE THERE ALREADY FROM THE CHILDREN.

    IF YOU INSIST ON OPENING THE SCHOOLS JUST HAVE A FEW SCHOOLS IN EACH DISTRICT DO IT, IT WILL STILL BE A TERRIBLE DIASTER.

    YOU NEED TO TELL THE PARENTS HOW TO SAFE GUARD THEMSELVES FROM THEIR ASYMPTOMATIC CHILDREN.
    THIS IS WAY MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFE GUARDS AT SCHOOL. YOU STILL NEED SAFE GUARDS. BY OPENING JUST ;’TEST SCHOOLS’ IN EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO TEST THE ‘ WATER, SO TO SPEAK’

    ALSO ON VOTING,MAILING HOME BALLOTS WOULD BE A MISTAKE. INSTEAD , HAVE THE POLLS OPEN ABOUT 3 DAYS,YES, I SAID ABOUT THREE DAYS, EACH PERSON SHOULD WEAR A MAST OR ONE BE GIVEN TO THEM, AND WEAR GLOVES,YOU WOULDN’T HAVE TO SPRAY DOWN EACH AREA LIKE WE NOW HAVE IT. ABSENTEE BALLOTING WOULD HAVE THE SAME RESTRICTIONS WE HAVE NOW, ALSO ADD ANYONE WHO MIGHT HAVE MORE SUCEPTIBILITY TO THE ‘VIRUS’. LIKE I SAID ABOVE ON THE SCHOOL CHILDREN, IF YOU START THE SCHOOLS, YOU CAN FORGET ABOUT ANY OUTSIDE THE HOME RESTRICTIONS, BEC IT WILL ALREADY BE INSIDE THE HOME.

  2. I want to get my message to the President I am holding you accountable on your campaign for 2020, I have been trying to get in touch with you, obviously the email don’t work I very disturb that the Democrats and Nancy Pelsoi is doing closed doors with Russia

  3. I THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD STOP LISTENING SO MUCH TO THE MEDIA,AND LISTEN TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT. THEY ARE TRYING TO HELP US DURING ALL THIS AND HAVE EVEN SAID WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER.WHICH WE ALL ARE. THE MEDIA, ON THE OTHER HAND, MOST OF THEM IS DOING WHATEVER THEY CAN DO TO TEAR DOWN AND APART EVERYTHING THAT THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING, NOT BECAUSE THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT US BUT FOR A STORY. MOST OF THE TIME THE MEDIA ADDS AND SUBTRACTS FROM WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAYS TO MAKE IT WHAT THEY WANT IT TO BE FOR A DOLLAR, ARE YOU KIDDING ME. THIS IS ONE OF THE WORST CRISIS’S WE AS AMERICANS HAVE BEEN THROUGH. IF I WAS THE PRESIDENT I WOULD SHUT THE MEDIA DOWN SO HE CAN DO HIS JOB, LET HIM ALONE. LET HIM DO WHAT GOD PUT HIM IN THE PRESIDENTS PLACE TO DO. LET HIM DO HIS JOB. QUIT PICKING ON HIM. HES A GOOD PRESIDENT OR YOU WOULDNT HAVE A JOB OR FOOD ON YOUR OWN TABLE TO EAT OR A WAY TO GET TESTED YOURSELF FOR THIS VIRUS. YOU SHOULD BE THANKING HIM. WE ALL IN THE SOUTH DO THANK HIM AND WE ARE DOING AS HE SAYS WE ARE HELPING EACH OTHER WHEN NEEDED AND STAYING AT HOME. ALL I’M SAYING IS HE’S ONE OF THE BEST AND GOOD HEARTED PRESIDENTS WE HAVE HAD. GIVE HIM ROOM TO WORK AND TAKE A BREAK,TEAR EACH OTHER APART IF YOU HAVE TO BUT LEAVE OUR OFFICIALS ALONE. YEAH, I SAID IT OUT LOUD.SINCERELY,MARY TRIGG AND THANK YOU.

  4. I want to send email to President Trump and vice President Mike Pence also. How shall I send them? If suppose I’ll send, will email reach to them in proper way? Will they respond to me at my email?

    • It doesn’t appear very easy to contact the U.S. Attorney directly. However, there is some general contact information available on the Justice Department website.

      Their mailing address is:

      U.S. Department of Justice
      950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      Washington, DC 20530-0001

      The phone numbers are:

      Department Comment Line: 202-353-1555
      Department of Justice Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000
      TTY/ASCII/TDD: 800-877-8339

      Also, I found another phone number for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in DC – Main Line: 202-252-7566, Media Inquiries: 202-252-6933

  5. I am deeply disturbed by the President’s handling of the coronovirus. He is not following the science or medical recommendations. Anyone who would tell people that injecting disinfectants into their body has lost their mind. He really needs to keep his opinions to himself and follow the medical specialists. We have already lost many people to this virus and his recommendations are dangerous. I ask that you use your position to help the constituents. This is not a poitical but a humanitarian status. I am an independant voter and this weighs heavy on me. Thank you, in advance, for you time and consideration.

    • He never said that. The media takes things he says out of context and he has reli
      ed on medical experts. He put together a whole team of them. There has never been a president who has gotten so many experts on a team to inform the public on a daily basis. How would you have handled the whole situation?

  6. What you have done to President Trump was so wrong. He is doing wonderful things for our country and I am so mad at the Democrats for doing this and you will rue the day. I will NEVER vote for a Democrat again in my lifetime. I believe you and the Dems are jealous of what he has been able to do. Shame, Shame, Shame. AND this will go down in History to dirty your names forever, not his but yours. There was no fair trial, only partisan. God Help us and our country. Our justice system has been damaged by you. I feel so badly for the Trump family for all the things that the media and the Dems have done to our President and his family.

  7. I would like to write a letter to Nancy Pelosi. I am a Canadian and have no idea how to go about it. Thank you

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