Calls for Conservation

Calls That Make a Difference

We all have a powerful weapon when our environment is in peril. This weapon is our telephone, and it takes only a couple minutes to use. This year, please make a resolution to call your legislator whenever an important environmental issue is at stake and let your views be known. When you call, be prepared to leave a one-or-two sentence message with the receptionist. If you don’t know the bill number, just state the issue. Remember, conventional wisdom says that if an elected official receives 10 telephone calls regarding a situation, he or she exclaims, “My phone is ringing off the hook!” Thus, your message can truly make a difference.

Capitol Switchboard (U.S. Senate & House)
(202) 224-3121 Washington, D.C.

Alabama Legislature
Senate: (334) 242-7800
House: (334) 242-7600
Need the names of your state or congressional officials? Call the office of Jefferson County Voter Registration at 325-5550. Or search online:
www.legislature.state.al.us
(You will need the 4-digit extension to your zip code, which you can get by looking at an old piece of mail you’ve received.)
or
www.votesmart.org
To contact officials in their hometowns. Find their daytime numbers at:
www.legislature.state.al.us
When they are in session, lawmakers can normally be found in Montgomery on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and in their hometowns on Monday and Friday.

To write:

U.S. Congress
Senator/ Representative Smith
U.S. Senate/ U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20510

State Legislature
Senator/ Representative Jones
State Senate / State House of Representatives
11 S Union St.
Montgomery, AL 36130

Additional contacts:

To find your local newspaper’s address and contact information, follow the link below to select your city/ county:

http://www.alabamapress.org/apa/index.cfm?fuseaction=npContacts