Emailing or Writing your State Representative or Senator

For engaging with your elected representatives in the Legislature, we've provided a few tips for emailing them (or sending regular mail) along with a sample script.

For emailing your state representative, you can have a few choices:

  • Need to know who your representative is? Enter your address at the following link to identify your representative and/or senator – click here.
  • Email them through the House of Representatives directory using this link – click here. Once you have identified your representative, click on their name and once on their home page – click on EMAIL.
    • If you prefer to send a postcard or letter, their Capitol and District addresses are displayed (below email button!).
  • Use the Texas Tribune Elected Officials Directory for the Texas House – click here. Similar to the previous item, identify your representative and click on their name.    Their email address appears in their Contact Info
    • You can email their Chief of Staff or Policy Analyst. Scroll down to the Staffers section and you can click on the names to copy email addresses.

To State Representative:

SUBJ: Redistricting Reform - HB 369, HJR 32

Dear Representative [NAME],

I am writing to ask for your support for the creation of a bipartisan redistricting commission, filed as House Bill 369, House Joint Resolution 32, and Senate Bill 209.

I do not support continuing to have the Texas Legislature or the Legislative Redistricting Board update district boundaries, as both groups are partisan and cannot be trusted to manage redistricting fairly. This has been a historical problem in Texas and in many other states, costing taxpayers millions in legal fees and contributing to the divisive polarization of our political climate. We need to end the misguided practice of drawing voter districts by partisan committees. I believe this can best be accomplished by a bipartisan citizen’s commission to help Texans secure meaningful representation.

As my Representative, I encourage you to support the Texas House Committee on Redistricting call for public hearings and a vote on this very important matter during the 2017 legislative session.

I am a member of self-organized group of concerned citizens and we will be stopping by to visit with you during one of our scheduled visits to the capital.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
[NAME]

 

For emailing your state senator, you can have a few choices:

  • Need to know who your senator is? Enter your address at the following link to identify your representative and/or senator – click here.
  • Email them through the Senate directory using this link – click here. Once you have identified your representative, click on their name and once on their home page – click on EMAIL.
    • If you prefer to send a postcard or letter, you may have to scroll down a little on the page to view their Capitol and District addresses.
  • Use the Texas Tribune Elected Officials Directory for the Texas House – click here. Similar to the previous item, identify your representative and click on their name.    Their email address appears in their Contact Info
    • You can email their Chief of Staff or Policy Analyst. Scroll down to the Staffers section and you can click on the names to copy email addresses.

To State Senator: 

SUBJ: Redistricting Reform - HJR 32, SB 209

Dear Senator [NAME],

I am writing to ask for your support for the creation of a bipartisan redistricting commission, filed as Senate Bill 209, House Bill 369, and House Joint Resolution 32.

I do not support continuing to have the Texas Legislature or the Legislative Redistricting Board update district boundaries, as both groups are partisan and cannot be trusted to manage redistricting fairly. This has been a historical problem in Texas and in many other states, costing taxpayers millions in legal fees and contributing to the divisive polarization of our political climate. We need to end the misguided practice of drawing voter districts by partisan committees. I believe this can best be accomplished by a bipartisan citizen’s commission to help Texans secure meaningful representation.

As my Senator, I encourage you to support the Senate State Affairs Committee call for public hearings and a vote on this very important matter during the 2017 legislative session.

I am a member of self-organized group of concerned citizens and we will be stopping by to visit with you during one of our scheduled visits to the capital.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
[NAME]

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