Get Schooled

How to Contact Your State & Local Reps to Push for Social Justice

Last updated August 17, 2023

How to Contact Your State & Local Reps to Push for Social Justice

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!

Explore your goals

Get to College

Let Get Schooled help you achieve your goals

Sign UpLog In


Companies That Have Jobs For 14 & 15-Year-Olds

Looking for a job during in high school? Here are companies that have jobs for 14 and 15-year-olds!

SAT Registration: Deadlines, Costs, Fee Waivers, & More

Here’s what to know about SAT registration, like deadlines, costs, fee waivers, and more.

How To File For Unemployment Benefits

Learn how to file for unemployment benefits and get the help you need to make ends meet after losing your job or having your hours cut.

Get Schooled helps young people get to college, find first jobs, and succeed in both.

About UsOur TeamBoard of DirectorsFAQ

Pursue Your Goal

©2023 Get Schooled