How to Contact Your State and Local Reps to Push for Social Justice
Last updated October 20, 2020
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 here!
This 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 here
This site 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: