How to Contact Your State & Local Reps to Push for Social Justice
Last updated August 17, 2023
If you’re looking for ways to get involved in the fight for racial justice in the United States, making your voice heard by contacting your state and local elected officials is an easy, effective way to make a concrete difference. We’ll break down how to identify who your state and local elected officials are, how to contact them, and provide resources if you aren’t sure what to say/write.
Find your local and state elected officials on My Reps
The My Reps tool allows you to enter your zip code and find email and phone contacts for all the city, county, state, and federal officials that represent you!
See where your state and city are at on taking action to prevent police violence
Campaign Zero similarly allows you to find out who your elected representative officials are, AND where they stand on key issues like racial justice and equity, and police violence.
Not sure what to say on the phone or in your email to your elected reps?
Before using a template or pre-populated email, you should always thoroughly review the demands it advocates. Think about, for example, how they match up with (or depart from) demands being voiced by black activists and organizers in your area. Always be sure to edit and add your own input where applicable.
Here are a few templates:
Social justice and civic engagement go hand-in-hand. Check out additional content to learn how to get involved in issues that matter to you and your community. If you have recommendations to add to this list, message us on Instagram @getschooled or text #Hello to 33-55-77 to chat with one of our advisors. If you're using a mobile device,click here to have the text message set up for you!