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How to Reach out to Your Representative

Click on the video above to find out how you can write as you think.

Think you have to be 18 to rock the vote? Sure, voting is a liberty important to having you voice heard.

But so is your right to write your local representative.

I’m going to show you how.

  • Step one, log on to www.projectvotesmart.org.
  • Next, in the left-hand search bar, enter the name of your representative from either the candidate or representative in the House or Senate. According to GovTrack.us, U.S. citizens in the 50 states have three representatives in the U.S. Congress: two senators and one representative. Each state elects two senators for six-year terms. The 435 representatives have two-year terms.
  • If you don’t know your rep’s last name, enter your 9-digit ZIP code. To find those last four digits, click on the “Don’t Know Your 9-Digit ZIP?’ enter your address, then return to Project Vote Smart.
  • Step three, scroll down your list of results, and choose from current elections, officials, or candidates. I’ll pick Julia Carson, my Congresswoman from the house7th district.
  • Then, Scroll down the page to view a biography, work history, and most importantly legislative history of your representative
  • Step five, copy down the address of the your rep and get ready to pen democratic prose.

December 4, 2007 Posted by | How-To, Politicking, View Video | , | Leave a comment

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