How to Send an Email to the President and Members of Congress

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Want to send an email to the United States Government?

Emailing the President, your senator, House representative or other 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.  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.

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

Send an e-mail to the President of the United States at [email protected]. E-mail the Vice President at [email protected]. If you prefer to write a letter, mail it to:

  • The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500.

How to Send an E-mail Your 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. Many contact forms are seen only by 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 State Senate’s Web site. The list is arranged 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 email contact form

Please note that the list changes whenever there are changes in office.



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