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LEADERSHIP

Contact Your Leaders

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.

Washington, DC 20500

Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street, 12th Floor
Wilmington, DE  19801

Ph: (302) 577-3210

Failure to effectively reach members of Congress has disastrous consequences. Studies show that politicians fundamentally misconceive their constituents’ views, making it harder for them to represent us in the lawmaking process.

Choose a point that is important to you personally and Write Our Representatives. Letters and faxes are an extremely effective way of communicating with your elected officials. Many legislators believe that a letter represents not only the position of the writer but also many other constituents who did not take the time to write. Make a difference today. 

You can get the contact information for your Members of Congress at fiscalnote.com/find-your-legislator, go to Home - Delaware General Assembly, or see the information below.

Tips

  • Keep it brief: Letters should never be longer than one page and limit it to one issue. Legislative aides read numerous letters daily, so be concise as possible.
     

  • State your identity and purpose upfront: In the first paragraph, mention that you're a constituent, specify the issue, and if applicable, cite the bill number. If your letters pertain to a specific piece of legislation, it helps to identify it by its bill number (e.g. H.R. _ or S. _).
     

  • Focus on three key points
     

  • Personalize your letter: Explain how the legislation impacts your community or state. Share a personal story if relevant.
     

  • Highlight your relationship: Have you voted for the elected official? Contributed time or money to their campaign? Do you know them through any business or personal relationship? The closer they  feel to you, the more powerful your argument is likely to be.​
     

  • You are the Expert: Remember it is your legislator's job to represent you. You should be courteous and to the point, but don't be afraid to take a firm position. Your elected official may know no more about a given issue than you do. 

Contact Congress

Let your elected officials know your concerns and what you support.

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