U.S. Senators with E-mail Addresses
Updated June, 1999
Although many members of the U.S. Senate have e-mail addresses,
they get so much spam that as far as I can tell, none of them read their
e-mail so it's a waste of time to write them.
To contact your rep, visit the
US Senate web site, check your
Senators' pages, and call or write a paper letter.
Tips on writing to your senator
Remember that senators have e-mail addresses primarily so that their
constituents can write to them.
- Senators pay far more attention to mail from their consituents
than to mail from people who live elsewhere.
- Be sure to include your name, your e-mail address, and your
regular postal address, since many of them still
print out e-mail and respond the same as to paper mail.
Anonymous mail (electronic or paper) is usually thrown away.
- Your message will probably be read by a member of the senator's staff.
Keep your message short and cogent.
If you want the senator to do something, ask clearly but politely early in
- Only discuss one issue per message.
If you have several concerns, send separate messages.
This makes it more likely that each message will be routed to the staffer
who deals with that particular issue.
- Polite, well argued letters are a lot more effective than vague rants
(You'd think that was obvious, wouldn't you?)
Contacting U.S. Representatives by E-mail
PO Box 727
Trumansburg, N.Y. 14886