Contact Your Senator
Do you have concerns over the recent economic crisis that is taking place in the country right now? Are you wondering what positions the U.S. senator from your state is taking to alleviate the impact this may have on you and those close to you? There is no better time than now to let your senator know what's on your mind. By voicing your concerns or raising questions, you are holding them accountable for whatever actions they may or may not support, as well as letting them know you demand to be heard. This is a responsibility and duty that all citizens should exercise, and, on the federal government's website, they have provided a very straightforward way to do this through a directory that allows you to easily locate your senator and to send him/her an email.
The home page of www.usa.gov provides a link to contact elected officials. Once you click on this, you will find a listing of all the different levels of government. You can even email the president elect. Selecting the U.S. senators option will take you to a page that lets you select the state, which pulls up a listing of all those who represent your state. Or, you can also select directly from a pull down menu the name of your senator. If you are curious about looking through the entire list of senators, there is an alphabetical listing through which you can scroll, as well. When you click on the email address, a web form is displayed where you will need to enter several bits of required personal information, in order for them to know who you are and how to contact you. On the Subject line, you will need to select from the options listed what topic you are addressing in your message. Finally, there is a message box where you can type in whatever is of interest to you. You should be very clear and concise when composing this email to ensure that the answer you receive is also this way.
Another option available for you to choose is to click on the name of the senator. This pulls up a page devoted to a great deal of information about this representative. It is set up specifically to keep the senator's constituents updated on what he/she is involved in, plus numerous other informative governmental activities. You can also email the senator through here by clicking on the Contact button.
By visiting these various governmental sites, you can find a wealth of information to keep you updated on just about anything going on in the government except of course what would be classified as top secret. Email is probably the fastest as well as the most convenient method to contact any official about the things that matter most to you. However, if you don't feel comfortable with this, you can still use the "old fashioned" mode of telephoning or letter writing.