Engaging your elected officials is a powerful action step you can take to make sure your voice is heard. Click the links below for some tips and resources on how to contact your federal, state and local elected leaders.
✓ Be concise and courteous when contacting your elected officials at all levels—federal, state, and local.
✓ Share personal stories. It’s important to share your or your community’s personal stories related to the issue you’re contacting your elected official about. Your stories can show the impact of issues in ways just sharing statistics can’t, including how an issue affects real people including their constituents.
✓ Relax! You don’t have to be nervous when communicating with your elected officials. As elected officials, they are public servants who hold their office because you and/or your community elected them. In other words, they work for you! Your elected officials and their staff need to hear from you—their constituents—about issues that matter to you and your community. You don’t have to be a subject-matter-expert to talk about an issue that matters
Local Elected Officials
State Elected Officials
Federal Elected Officials
- U.S. President – Contact the president by filling out the online contact form or by calling the White House switchboard at 202-456-1414 or the comments line at 202-456-1111 during business hours.
- U.S. Congress– Everyone in the United States is served by two U.S. Senators and one U.S. Representative. Click the links below to find your Members of Congress.
Provided by the City of Atlantic Beach, this guide was updated in August 2022 and may not reflect recent changes in elected officials. For information about this guide, email firstname.lastname@example.org.