Contacting your Congressional Representatives

As part of our advocacy efforts, we often ask those in the higher education community to reach out to their representatives to encourage them to support proposed legislation or to share important information which is critical to our efforts.  Here are some helpful links to government websites that provide you with information on who your representatives are and the best way to contact them.

Find your Congressperson in the U.S. House of Representatives

Find your United States Senator

Email addresses for Education Staff in the House and Senate

Below is a sample letter asking for support of the Perkins Extension Act. Feel free to customize this letter for your institution, your Member, etc. When communicating with your Congressional Representatives, it is important to keep your communication brief and to the point.  Some institutions do not allow their employees to represent their institution, but you can always contact them as a constituent.

H.R.-2482 Sample Letter