Since Representatives don’t post their email addresses online, it’s a little bit trickier to email them than you’d expect, but our guide shows you how easy it is! Check out our how-to-guide for emailing your representatives–and with your handy sample email it should take just a few minutes. We also have guides to help you contact your reps through a physical letter via the postal service, telephone, or through Resistbot.
Step 1: Go to https://democracy.io/#!/ or click here Democracy.io. Enter your street address.
Step 2: Pick either your senators or your representative (Do not select all because the Senate bill number is different than the House bill number). Click “write to them.”
Step 3: Plug in the bill number into the subject line. If sending the email to senators, use “S. 1554.” If sending the email to a representative, use “H.R. 273.”
Step 4: Copy and paste our message or write your own. Add any personal details. Make sure you replace the bolded areas with your information!
Sample Email Message:
“My name is [FIRST, LAST NAME] and I am a community member who resides in [CITY,
Currently, the law governing international adoption places adoptive families at risk throughout the United States. Several deportations of individuals who were legally adopted from foreign countries have already taken place, breaking up families and returning the deported individuals to places where they were born but have no other connections. The proposed Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019 [H.R. 2731 or S. 1554] in the would grant citizenship to adoptees whose parents did not complete the necessary processes to provide their adopted children with citizenship. We ask for your support in cosponsoring this important bill which would guarantee the naturalization of adoptees who immigrated to America under the promise of finding a permanent home. I feel as I know you do, that every adopted child is entitled to a safe, secure, permanent placement; citizenship is an essential component.
Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely, [FIRST LAST NAME]”
Step 5: Fill out the rest of the form with your email address, first name, last name, prefix, and phone number.
Step 6: Choose the topic closest to subject next to each Congressmember you are contacting (i.e. adoption, immigration, civil rights, human rights, judiciary, etc.)
Step 7: Repeat the process with your other representatives! You’re done! Congratulations!