Contacting your Congressional Representatives

As part of our advocacy efforts, we often ask those in the higher education community to reach out to their representatives to encourage them to support proposed legislation or to share important information which is critical to our efforts.  Here are some helpful links to government websites that provide you with information on who your representatives are and the best way to contact them.

Contact your Congressperson in the U.S. House of Representatives

Contact your United States Senator

Contact Elected Officials

The following are some sample letters which have been used with past advocacy efforts.  When communicating with your representatives, it’s important to keep your communication brief and to the point.  Some institutions do not allow their employees to represent their institution but remember, you can always contact them as a constituent.

Sample Congressional Letter – Perkins Support (need link)

Sample communications for campus outreach (need link)