HOW DO YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Get Active! Write, Call, Talk, Debate, Persuade!
Our elected officials represent us, the public. Sometimes they don't always know
all the answers (let alone the questions) and they need to be reminded of what the
public wants, of what is important to us. They won't know unless we tell them.
Take the time (it won't take long) to place a phone call or write an email or a hand-written
or typed letter. We do recommend a letter since they seem to hold the most weight.
Don't worry about being overly eloquent -- state the issue as you see it and what
you think should be done about it. Keep it simple, polite and direct. Often times
just a couple of sentences are enough.
WHO DO YOU CONTACT?
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC):
Office of the Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20554
Chairman William Kennard: email@example.com
Commissioner Susan Ness: firstname.lastname@example.org
Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth: email@example.com
Commissioner Michael Powell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Commissioner Gloria Tristani: email@example.com
Your elected officials:
Project Vote-Smart: http://www.vote-smart.org
How to address your letters to Senators:
The Honorable Sen. [Full Name Here]
United States Senate
Washington DC 20510
and to Representatives:
The Honorable Rep. [Full Name Here]
United States House of Representatives
Washington DC 20515
Visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation's page on contacting officials: