YOUR voice matters.  Turn your PASSION for an issue into ACTION.

Legislators want to hear from their constituents. The most effective way to contact them is via email, however you may also call them or send a fax. Mailed letters must go through intense security procedures which can delay their delivery.

Find Your Federal and State Elected Officials

Find Your Local Elected Official

Before you contact your elected officials…

Educate yourself:

  • Find who represents you
  • Read newspapers, websites and blogs
  • Contact a local community organization for background information
  • Voice your point-of-view to family, friends and work colleagues
  • Learn the FederalStateBaltimore City and Baltimore County legislative processes

Create a clear message:

  • Clearly state your purpose (support/oppose a bill)
  • Be concise
  • Let them know you are a constituent (you live in their district, belong to their party or voted for them)
  • Reference the bill number(s), if possible
  • Include key information (how the issue will impact your community)
  • Support your position using examples
  • Reference only one issue per letter


Maryland’s U.S. Senators

Ben Cardin
Ben Cardin(D)
Chris VanHollen
Chris VanHollen(D)

Maryland’s U.S. House of Representatives

Andy Harris (R)
Andy Harris (R)1st District
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D)
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D)2nd District
John Sarbanes (D)
John Sarbanes (D)3rd District
Anthony Brown (D)
Anthony Brown (D)4th District
Steny H. Hoyer (D)
Steny H. Hoyer (D)5th District
David Trone (D)
David Trone (D)6th District
Kweisi Mfume (D)
Kweisi Mfume (D)7th District
Jamie Raskin (D)
Jamie Raskin (D)8th District