Six Step Guide to Calling Congress

6 Tips for Calling Congress

1. Call 202-224-3121 to be connected to your Senators and Representative. (Find your Senators and Representative using your ZIP code.)

2. Identify yourself: Share your name, city, and state. Make sure to say you're a constituent!

3. Share your message.

  • Here's an example of what to say to urge your Senator to reject any tax plan that harms health care:

“I am calling to urge Senator [Name] to REJECT any tax plan that harms health care—including efforts to eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. The Congressional Budget Office estimates millions of people will lose health care coverage and premium costs will increase if this happens.

As a concerned constituent, I am urging Senator [NAME] to vote against any tax plan that attacks health care.”

  • Here's an example of what to say to urge your policymaker to support The Real Education for Healthy Youth Act (REHYA):

"I am calling to urge [Senator/Representative Name] to support the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act.

When it comes to Sex Ed in this country, we are failing our young people. With over $2 billion dollars wasted on ineffective, stigmatizing abstinence-only programs, Congress can do more to ensure young people get real, comprehensive sexuality education. As a concerned constituent, I hope my [Senator/Representative] would share my passion for equipping young people with the information they need to stay safe and ensure lifelong sexual health.

I urge [Senator/Representative Name] to support The Real Education for Healthy Youth Act!"

4. Thank the staffer for their time (and their office's support if indicated).

5. Repeat steps #1 through #4 with the remaining members of your congressional delegation.

6. Tell us how your calls went through this brief Congressional Calls Feedback Form.

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