Citizen > Connect: Contact Your Senators

The U. S. government and its elected officials are controlled by citizens.  Our Constitution makes citizens the ultimate managers of government.  That means our civic duty is to protect our role in managing our government.  This civic duty includes voting, contacting elected officials and being accurately informed on what they are doing.

Being an active participant in our government is how Americans protect their role as the managers of government.  Voting, being accurately informed and communicating with your senators is a very important part of civic duty.

With bills/legislation taking many different forms before being brought to vote, knowing exactly what is in each bill is important for understanding and knowing how your senators are doing their job.

Make Contact

Part of that civic duty also involves routine contact with your elected officials to direct them according to the wants and needs of citizens. Citizens may reach out to their representatives and senators in numerous ways.

When calling, if for some reason, you are unable to reach the desired senators, call (202) 224-3121. This number will direct you to the Capitol switchboard. When you call, ask to be connected to your senator or representative.

How To Find Your Senators:

Even if you don’t know or don’t remember who your senator is, you can still find a way to contact them.  This site provides citizens with a way to learn who their representative is and how to contact them:

The Senate Leadership Roles:

The Senate structure includes several leadership roles and this site notes who they are and their title.

Senators by State:

This site offers an interactive map to allow citizens to learn who their senators are and their basic contact information.

Senate Committee Assignments:

Committees are where much work is done toward senate efforts and legislation.  This site offers a list of senators and their committee assignments.

Voting Reports:

Do you want to know how your senators are voting?  This site offers that information.

Meeting of U.S. Senate: Congress Centers Organization photo

To Contact Your Representatives:

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