Writing a Letter to the Editor

Start a community conversation around your issue area and grab the attention of your Member of Congress by writing a letter to the editor (LTE) to local newspapers! LTEs are among the most widely read sections of any newspaper, and your Members of Congress may rely on the media to gauge how constituents feel on relevant issues.

Here are our tips on writing an effective LTE.

Using Social Media to Engage Federal Legislators

While making phone calls and writing letters definitely carries more weight with Congressional staff, engaging your legislator on social media can be another effective way to make a case for supporting your issue, especially if you’re thoughtful about the way you use it. Take a look at the following list of advantages and disadvantages of using social media to help you identify when and how you might use social media to connect with and educate your Members of Congress.