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Sat Nov 19, 2016, 02:57 PM

A phone call a day until the nightmare is over... Contact info for White House, Senators, Congress [View all]

I know an elderly gentleman who lived through Vietnam. He protested, he attended rap sessions, he stood up for people who refused to be drafted. He said that it never felt like enough and every day the number of injured or dead rose. So, he developed a habit - each day, instead of eating a leisurely lunch with colleagues, he ate a packed lunch at his desk in his office and wrote a letter. He wrote each of the Senators, going through the entire list several times - many letters of course to his own and those on key committees. He got all the way through the entire Congress and started over again before the fall of Saigon. He said that he didn't know if any of his letters had an effect, but daily action saved his sanity. Most of us don't have a lot of time. I'm seeking one action a day I can take until we get through this nightmare and a call to Congress is one such action.

If anyone has additional or more useful ways to quickly find contact information please post it below! I read here at DU recently that the most effective ways to contact Congress members and Senators is to visit or call the local office nearest your home. Next best: Call D.C. Snail mail to local office is sometimes effective (though they are often scanned by machine and never seen by any human). Emails - not so much.

You can find office addresses and phone numbers with a few clicks with the links below:

White House.gov
Get Human recommends: 202-456-1414

GreatAgain.gov - If we want them to know what you are thinking...

Senators - by state; also Leadership roles

Senate Committees

Find Your Represenative - by zip

Directory of Representatives - by state

House Committees - Select committee, then menu, then members. Also see "Minority site"

Also, please see: Proposal for new DU Forum

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