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Americans, How to Contact Your Representatives and Senators In Your State (April 13, 2014)

posted Apr 13, 2014, 4:15 PM by Rob Hogg   [ updated Apr 18, 2014, 4:47 PM ]

Here is a list, by state, in alphabetical order, of Congressional representatives and Senators and one of their local in-state district office phone numbers.  For a complete list, visit your Representative's or Senator's official web site.

Alabama

Rep. Bradley Byrne, Mobile Office, 251-690-2811

Rep. Martha Roby, Montgomery Office, 334-277-9113

Rep. Mike Rogers, Anniston Office, 256-236-5655

Rep. Robert Aderholt, Jasper Office, 205-221-2310

Rep. Mo Brooks, Decatur Office, 256-355-9400

Rep. Spencer Bachus, Birmingham Office, 205-969-2296

Rep. Terri A. Sewell, Birmingham, 205-254-1960

Senator Richard Shelby, Montgomery Office, 334-223-7303

Senator Jeff Sessions, Montgomery Office, 334-244-7017

 

Alaska

 

Rep. Don Young, Anchorage Office, 907-271-5978

Senator Lisa Murkowski, Fairbanks Office, 907-456-0233

Senator Mark Begich, Anchorage Office, 907-271-5915

 

Arizona

 

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Flagstaff office, 928-213-9977

Rep. Ron Barber, Tucson office, 520-881-3588

Rep. Raul Grijalva, Tucson office, 520-622-6788

Rep. Paul Gosar, Prescott office, 928-445-1683

Rep. Matt Salmon, Gilbert office, 480-699-8239

Rep. David Schweikert, Scottsdale office, 480-946-2411

Rep. Ed Pastor, Phoenix office, 602-256-0551

Rep. Trent Franks, Glendale office, 623-776-7911

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, Phoenix office, 602-956-2285

Senator John McCain, Phoenix Office, 602-952-2410

Senator Jeff Flake, Phoenix Office, 602-840-1891

 

Arkansas

 

Rep. Rick Crawford, Jonesboro Office, 870-203-0540

Rep. Tim Griffin, Little Rock Office, 501-324-5941

Rep. Steve Womack, Rogers Office, 479-464-0446

Rep. Tom Cotton, Hot Springs Office, 501-520-5892

Senator Mark Pryor, Little Rock Office, 501-324-6336

Senator John Boozman, Little Rock Office, 501-372-7153

 

California

 

Rep. Doug LaMalfa, Oroville Office, 530-504-7100

Rep. Jared Huffman, Eureka Office, 707-407-3585

Rep. John Garamendi, Fairfield Office, 707-438-1822

Rep. Tom McClintock, Granite Bay Office, 916-786-5560

Rep. Mike Thompson, Napa Office, 707-226-9898

Rep. Doris Matsui, Sacramento Office, 916-498-5600

Rep. Ami Bera, Rancho Cordova, 916-635-0505

Rep. Paul Cook, Apple Valley Office, 760-247-1815

Rep. Jerry McNerney, Stockton Office, 209-476-8552

Rep. Jeff Denham, Modesto Office, 209-579-5458

Rep. George Miller, Concord Office, 925-602-1880

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco, 415-556-4862

Rep. Barbara Lee, Oakland Office, 510-763-0370

Rep. Jackie Speier, San Mateo Office, 650-342-0300

Rep. Eric Swalwell, Pleasanton Office, 925-460-5100

Rep. Jim Costa, Fresno Office, 559-495-1620

Rep. Mike Honda, San Jose Office, 408-436-2720

Rep. Anna G. Eschoo, Palo Alto Office, 650-323-2984

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, San Jose Office, 408-271-8700

Rep. Sam Farr, Salinas Office, 831-424-2229

Rep. David Valadao, Hanford Office, 559-582-5526

Rep. Devin Nunes, Clovis Office, 559-323-5235

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Bakersfield Office, 661-327-3611

Rep. Lois Capps, San Luis Obispo Office, 805-546-8348

Rep. Buck McKeon, Santa Clarita Office, 661-254-2111

Rep. Julia Brownley, Oxnard Office, 805-379-1779

Rep. Judy Chu, Pasadena Office, 626-304-0110

Rep. Adam Schiff, Burbank Office, 818-450-2900

Rep. Tony Cardenas, Arleta Office, 818-504-0090

Rep. Brad Sherman, Sherman Oaks, 818-501-9200

Rep. Gary Miller, Rancho Cucamonga Office, 909-980-1492

Rep. Grace Napolitano, Santa Fe Springs Office, 562-801-2134

Rep. Henry Waxman, Los Angeles Office, 323-651-1040

Rep. Xavier Becerra, Los Angeles Office, 213-481-1452

Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, Montclair Office, 909-626-2054

Rep. Raul Ruiz, Palm Springs Office, 760-424-8888

Rep. Karen Bass, Los Angeles Office, 323-965-1422

Rep. Linda Sanchez, Cerritos Office, 562-860-5050

Rep. Ed Royce, Brea Office, 714-255-0101

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard , Commerce Office, 323-721-8790

Rep. Mark Takano, Riverside Office, 951-222-0203

Rep. Ken Calvert, Corona Office, 951-784-4300

Rep. Maxine Waters, Los Angeles Office, 323-757-8900

Rep. Janice Hahn, San Pedro Office, 310-831-1799

Rep. John Campbell, Irvine Office, 949-756-2244

Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Garden Grove Office, 714-621-0102

Rep. Alan Lowenthal, Long Beach Office, 562-436-3828

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Huntington Beach Office, 714-960-6483

Rep. Darrell Issa, Vista Office, 760-599-5000

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, El Cajon Office, 619-448-5201

Rep. Juan Vargas, Chula Vista Office, 619-422-5963

Rep. Scott Peters, San Diego Office, 858-455-5550

Rep. Susan A. Davis, San Diego Office, 619-280-5353

Senator Barbara Boxer, Oakland Office, 510-286-8537

Senator Dianne Feinstein, San Francisco Office, 415-393-0707

 

Colorado

 

Rep. Diana DeGette, Denver Office, 303-844-4988

Rep. Jared Polis, Fort Collins Office, 970-226-1239

Rep. Scott Tipton, Grand Junction Office, 970-241-2499

Rep. Cory Gardner, Greeley Office, 970-351-6007

Rep. Doug Lamborn, Colorado Springs, 719-520-0055

Rep. Mike Coffman, Aurora Office, 720-748-7514

Rep. Ed Perlmutter, Lakewood Office, 303-274-7944

Senator Mark Udall, Denver Office, 303-650-7820

Senator Michael Bennet, Denver Office, 303-455-7600

 

Connecticut

 

Rep. John B. Larson, Hartford Office, 860-278-8888

Rep. Joe Courtney, Norwich Office, 860-886-0139

Rep. Rosa De Lauro, New Haven Office, 203-562-3718

Rep. Jim Hines, Bridgeport Office, 866-453-0028

Rep. Elizabeth Esty, New Britain Office, 860-223-8412

Senator Richard Blumenthal, Hartford Office, 860-258-6940

Senator Christopher Murphy, Hartford Office, 860-549-8463

 

Delaware

 

Rep. John Carney, Wilmington Office, 302-691-7333

Senator Thomas R Carper, Wilmington Office, 302-856-7690

Senator Chris Coons, Wilmington Office, 302-573-6345

 

Florida

 

Rep. Jeff Miller, Pensacola Office: 850-479-1183

Rep. Steve Southerland, Panama City Office: 850-785-0812

Rep. Ted Yoho , Gainesville Office: 352-505-0838

Rep. Ander Crenshaw, Jacksonville Office: 904-598-0481

Rep. Corrine Brown, Jacksonville Office: 904-354-1652

Rep. Ron DeSantis, Port Orange Office: 386-756-9798

Rep. John L. Mica, Maitland Office: 407-657-8080

Rep. Bill Posey, Melbourne Office: 321-632-1776

Rep. Alan Grayson, Orlando Office: 407-615-8889

Rep. Daniel Webster, Winter Garden Office: 407-654-5705

Rep. Rich Nugent, Spring Hill Office: 352-684-4446

Rep. Gus Bilirakis, Wesley Chapel Office: 813-501-4942

Rep. David Jolly, Seminole Office: 727-392-4100

Rep. Kathy Castor, Tampa Office: 813-871-2817

Rep. Dennis Ross, Lakeland Office: 863-644-8215

Rep. Vern Buchanan, Sarasota Office: 941-951-6643

Rep. Tom Rooney, Punta Gorda Office: 941-575-9101

Rep. Patrick Murphy, Palm Beach Gardens Office: 561-253-8433

Rep. Alcee Hastings, Ft. Lauderdale Office: 954-733-2800

Rep. Ted Deutch, Boca Raton Office: 561-470-5440

Rep. Lois Frankel, Boca Raton Office: 561-998-9045

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Pembroke Pines Office: 954-437-3936

Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, Miami Gardens Office: 305-690-5905

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Naples Office: 239-348-1620

Rep. Joe Garcia, Miami Office: 305-222-0160

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Miami Office: 305-668-2285

Senator Bill Nelson, Orlando Office: 407-872-7161

Senator Marco Rubio, Orlando Office: 407-254-2573

Georgia

 

Rep. Jack Kingston, Savannah Office, 912-352-0101

Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr, Albany Office, 229-439-8067

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, Newnan Office, 770-683-2033

Rep. Hank Johnson, Lithonia Office, 770-987-2291

Rep. John Lewis, Atlanta Office, 404-659-0116

Rep. Tom Price, Roswell Office, 770-998-0049

Rep. Rob Woodall, Lawrenceville Office, 770-232-3005

Rep. Austin Scott, Warner Robins Office, 478-971-1776

Rep. Doug Collins, Gainesville, 770-297-3388

Rep. Paul Broun, Athens Office, 706-549-9588

Rep. Phil Gingrey, Marietta Office, 770-429-1776

Rep. John Barrow, Augusta Office, 706-722-4494

Rep. David Scott, Jonesboro Office, 770-210-5073

Rep. Tom Graves, Dalton Office, 706-226-5320

Senator Saxby Chambliss, Atlanta Office, 770-763-9090

Senator Johnny Isakson, Atlanta Office, 770-661-0999

 

Hawaii

 

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, Honolulu Office, 808-541-2570

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Honolulu Office, 808-541-1986

Senator Brian Schatz, Honolulu Office, 808-523-2061

Senator Mazie K Hirono, Honolulu Office, 808-522-8970

 

Idaho

 

Rep. Raul Labrador, Meridian Office, 208-888-3188

Rep. Mike Simpson, Boise Office, 208-334-1953

Senator Michael Crapo, Boise Office, 208-334-1776

Senator Jim Risch, Boise Office, 208-342-7985

 

Illinois

 

Rep. Bobby Rush, Chicago Office, 773-224-6500

Rep. Robin Kelly, Chicago Office, 773-568-2623

Rep. Daniel Lipinski, Chicago Office, 312-886-0481

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Chicago Office, 773-342-0774

Rep. Mike Quigley, Chicago Office, 773-267-5926

Rep. Peter Roskam, West Chicago Office, 630-232-0006

Rep. Danny K. Davis, Chicago Office, 773-533-7520

Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Schaumburg Office, 847-413-1959

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Chicago Office, 773-506-7100

Rep. Brad Schneider, Lincolnshire Office, 202-793-0625

Rep. Bill Foster, Aurora Office, 630-585-7672

Rep. Bill Enyart, Belleville Office, 618-233-8026

Rep. Rodney Davis, Champaign Office, 217-403-4690

Rep. Randy Hultgren, Geneva Office, 630-232-7104

Rep. John Shimkus, Maryville Office, 618-288-7190

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Ottawa Office, 815-431-9271

Rep. Cheri Bustos, Rock Island Office, 309-786-3406

Rep. Aaron Schock, Peoria Office, 309-671-7027

Senator Dick Durbin, Chicago Office, 312-353-4952

Senator Mark Kirk, Chicago Office, 312-886-3506

 

Indiana

 

Rep. Peter J. Visclosky, Merrillville Office, 219-795-1844

Rep. Jackie Walorski, Mishawaka Office, 574-204-2645

Rep. Marlin Stutzman, Ft. Wayne Office, 260-424-3041

Rep. Todd Rokita, Danville Office, 317-718-0404

Rep. Susan W. Brooks, Indianapolis Office, 317-848-0201

Rep. Luke Messer, Muncie Office, 765-747-5566

Rep. Andre Carson, Indianapolis Office, 317-283-6516

Rep. Larry Bucshon, Evansville Office, 812-465-6484

Rep. Todd Young, Jeffersonville, 812-288-3999

Senator Dan Coats, Indianapolis Office, 317-554-0750

Senator Joe Donnelly, Indianapolis Office, 317-226-5555

 

Iowa

 

Rep. Bruce Braley, Cedar Rapids Office, 319-364-2288

Rep. Dave Loebsack, Iowa City Office, 319-351-0789

Rep. Tom Latham, Des Moines Office, 515-282-1909

Rep. Steve King, Sioux City Office, 712-224-4692

Senator Chuck Grassley, Des Moines Office, 515-288-1145

Senator Tom Harkin, Des Moines Office, 515-284-4574

 

Kansas

 

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Hutchinson Office, 620-665-6138

Rep. Lynn Jenkins, Topeka Office, 785-234-5966

Rep. Kevin Yoder, Overland Park, 913-621-0832

Rep. Mike Pompeo, Wichita Office, 316-262-8992

Senator Pat Roberts, Overland Park Office, 913-451-9343

Senator Jerry Moran,  Hays Office, 785-628-6401

 

Kentucky

 

Rep. Edward Whitfield, Hopkinsville Office, 270-885-8079

Rep. Brett Guthrie, Bowling Green Office, 270-842-9896

Rep. John Yarmuth, Louisville Office, 502-582-5129

Rep. Thomas Massie, Ashland Office, 606-324-9898

Rep. Harold Rogers, Somerset Office, 606-679-8346

Rep Andy Barr, Lexington Office, 859-219-1366

Senator Mitch McConnell, Louisville Office, 502-582-6304

Senator Rand Paul, Bowling Green Office, 270-782-8303

 

Louisiana

 

Rep. Steve Scalise, Metairie Office, 504-837-1259

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, New Orleans Office, 504-288-3777

Rep. Charles Boustany Jr, Lafayette Office, 337-235-6322

Rep. John Fleming, Shreveport Office, 318-549-1712

Rep. Rodney Alexander, Alexandria Office, 318-445-0818

Rep. Bill Cassidy, Baton Rouge Office, 225-929-7711

Senator Mary Landreiu, Baton Rouge Office, 225-389-0395

Senator David Vitter, Lafayette Office, 337-993-9502

 

Maine

 

Rep. Chellie Pingree, Portland Office, 207-774-5019

Rep. Michael Michaud, Bangor Office, 207-942-6935

Senator Susan Collins, Bangor Office, 207-945-0417

Senator Angus King, Augusta Office, 207-622-8292

 

Maryland

 

Rep. Andy Harris, Chester Office, 410-643-5425

Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Timonium Office, 410-628-2701

Rep. John Sarbanes, Towson Office, 410-832-8890

Rep. Donna Edwards, Suitland Office, 301-516-7601

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Greenbelt Office, 301-474-0119

Rep. John Delaney, Gaithersburg Office, 301-926-0300

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Baltimore Office, 410-685-9199

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Rockville Office, 301-424-3501

Senator Barbara Mikulski, Baltimore Office, 410-962-4510

Senator Ben Cardin, Baltimore Office, 410-962-4436

 

Massachusetts

 

Rep. Richard E. Neal, Springfield Office, 413-785-0325

Rep. Jim McGovern, Worcester Office, 508-831-7356

Rep. Niki Tsongas, Lowell Office, 978-459-0101

Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, Attleboro Office, 508-431-1110

Rep. Katherine Clark, Medford Office, 617-553-4952

Rep. John F. Tierney, Peabody Office, 978-531-1669

Rep. Michael Capuano, Cambridge Office, 617-621-6208

Rep. Stephen Lynch, Boston Office, 617-428-2000

Rep. William Keating, Hyannis Office, 508-771-0666

Senator Elizabeth Warren, Boston Office, 617-565-3170

Senator Ed Markey, Boston Office, 617-565-8519

 

Michigan

 

Rep. Dan Benishek, Gaylord Office, 989-448-8811

Rep. Bill Huizenga, Grand Haven Office, 616-451-8383

Rep. Justin Amash, Grand Rapids Office, 616-451-8383

Rep. Dave Camp, Midland Office, 989-631-2552

Rep. Dan Kildee, Flint Office, 810-238-8627

Rep. Fred Upton, Kalamazoo, 269-385-0039

Rep. Tim Walberg, Jackson Office, 517-780-9075

Rep. Mike Rogers, Lansing Office, 517-702-8000

Rep. Sander M. Levin, Roseville Office, 586-498-7122

Rep. Candice S. Miller, Shelby Township Office, 586-997-5010

Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, Commerce Office, 248-859-2982

Rep. John D. Dingell, Dearborn Office, 313-278-2936

Rep. John Conyers Jr, Detroit Office, 313-961-5670

Rep. Gary Peters, Detroit Office, 313-964-9960

Senator Carl Levin, Detroit Office, 313-226-6020

Senator Debbie Stabenow, East Lansing Office, 517-203-1760

 

Minnesota

 

Rep. Tim Walz, Mankato Office, 507-388-2149

Rep. John Kline, Burnsville Office, 952-808-1213

Rep. Erik Paulsen, Eden Prairie Office, 952-405-8510

Rep Betty McCollum, St. Paul Office, 651-224-9191

Rep. Keith Ellison, Minneapolis Office, 612-522-1212

Rep. Michele Bachmann, Anoka Office, 763-323-8922

Rep. Collin C. Peterson, Detroit Lakes, 218-847-5056

Rep. Rick Nolan, Duluth Office, 218-464-5095

Senator Amy Klobuchar, Minneapolis Office, 612-727-5220

Senator Al Franken, St. Paul Office, 651-221-1016

 

Mississippi

 

Rep. Alan Nunnelee, Tupelo Office, 662-841-8808

Rep. Bennie Thompson, Bolton Office, 601-866-9003

Rep. Gregg Harper, Pearl Office, 601-932-2410

Rep. Steven M. Palazzo, Gulfport Office, 228-864-7670

Senator Thad Cochran, Jackson Office, 601-965-4459

Senator Roger Wicker, Jackson Office, 601-965-4644

 

Missouri

 

Rep. William Lacy Clay, St. Louis Office, 314-367-1970

Rep. Ann Wagner, Ballwin Office, 636-7795449

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, Jefferson City Office, 573-635-7232

Rep. Vicky Hartzler, Columbia Office, 573-442-9311

Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver II, Kansas City Office, 816-842-4545

Rep. Sam Graves, Kansas City Office, 816-792-3976

Rep. Billy Long, Springfield Office, 417-889-1800

Senator Claire McCaskill, Kansas City Office, 816-421-1639

Senator Roy Blunt, Kansas City Office, 816-471-7141

 

Montana

 

Rep. Steve Daines, Billings Office, 406-969-1736

Senator Max Baucus, Helena Office, 406-449-5480

Senator Jon Tester, Helena Office, 406-449-5401

 

Nebraska

 

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Lincoln Office, 402-438-1598

Rep. Lee Terry, Omaha Office, 402-397-9944

Rep. Adrian Smith, Scottsbluff Office, 308-633-6333

Senator Mike Johanns, Scottsbluff Office, 308-632-6032

Senator Deb Fischer, Lincoln Office, 402-441-4600

 

Nevada

 

Rep. Dina Titus, Las Vegas Office, 702-220-9823

Rep. Mark Amodei, Reno Office, 775-686-5760

Rep. Joe Heck, Las Vegas Office, 702-387-4941

Rep. Steven Horsford, North Las Vegas Office, 702-802-4500

Senator Harry Reid, Las Vegas Office, 702-388-5020

Senator Dean Heller, Reno Office, 775-686-5770

 

New Hampshire

 

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, Manchester Office, 603-641-9536

Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, Concord Office, 603-226-1002

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Manchester Office, 603-647-7500

Senator Kelly Ayotte, Manchester Office, 603-622-7979

 

New Jersey

 

Rep. Robert E. Andrews, Haddon Heights Office, 856-546-5100

Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, Mays Landing Office, 609-625-5008

Rep. Jon Runyan, Mount Laurel Office, 856-780-6436

Rep. Christopher H. Smith, Hamilton Office, 609-585-7878

Rep. Scott Garrett, Glen Rock Office, 201-444-5454

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr, Long Branch Office, 732-571-1140

Rep. Leonard Lance, Westfield Office, 908-518-7733

Rep. Albio Sires, Jersey City Office, 201-309-0301

Rep. Bill Pascrell, Paterson Office, 973-523-5152

Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr, Jersey City Office, 201-369-0392

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Morristown Office, 973-984-0711

Rep. Rush D. Holt, West Windsor, 609-750-9365

Senator Bob Menendez, Newark Office, 973-645-3030

Senator Cory Booker, Newark Office, 973-639-8700

 

New Mexico

 

Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Albuquerque Office, 505-346-6781

Rep. Steve Pearce, Las Cruces Office, 855-473-2723

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, Santa Fe Office, 505-984-8950

Senator Tom Udall, Albuquerque Office, 505-988-6511

Senator Martin Heinrich, Santa Fe Office, 505-988-6647

 

New York

 

Rep. Timothy H. Bishop, Patchogue, 631-289-6500

Rep. Peter T. King, Massapequa Park Office, 516-541-4225

Rep. Steve Israel, Melville Office, 631-777-7391

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, Garden City Office, 516-739-3008

Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, Arverne Office, 347-230-4032

Rep. Grace Meng, Bayside Office, 718-423-2154

Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, Brooklyn Office, 718-599-3658

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Brooklyn Office, 718-373-0033

Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, Brooklyn Office, 718-287-1142

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, New York Office, 212-367-7350

Rep. Michael G. Grimm, Staten Island Office, 718-351-1062

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Office, 212-860-0606

Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Office, 212-663-3900

Rep. Joseph Crowley, Queens Office, 718-620-0084

Rep. Jose E. Serrano, Bronx Office, 718-620-0084

Rep. Eliot L. Engel, Bronx Office, 718-796-9700

Rep. Nita M. Lowey, White Plains Office, 914-428-1707

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Newburgh Office, 845-561-1259

Rep. Chris Gibson, Kinderhook Office, 518-610-8133

Rep. Paul Tonko, Albany Office, 518-465-0700

Rep. Bill Owens, Watertown Office, 315-782-3150

Rep. Richard Hanna, Utica Office, 315-724-9740

Rep. Tom Reed, Corning Office, 607-654-7566

Rep. Dan Maffei, Syracuse Office, 315-423-5657

Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, Rochester Office, 585-232-4850

Rep. Brian Higgins, Buffalo Office, 716-852-3501

Rep. Chris Collins, Williamsville Office, 716-634-2324

Senator Charles Schumer, New York Office, 212-486-4430

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Office, 212-688-6262

 

North Carolina

 

Rep. G.K Butterfield, Wilson Office, 252-237-9816

Rep. Renee Ellmers, Dunn Office, 910-230-1910

Rep. Walter B. Jones, Greenville Office, 252-931-1003

Rep. David E. Price, Raleigh Office, 919-859-5999

Rep. Virginia Foxx, Clemmons Office, 336-778-0211

Rep. Howard Coble, Greensboro Office, 336-333-5005

Rep. Mike McIntyre, Leland Office, 910-399-1134

Rep. Richard Hudson, Concord Office, 704-786-1612

Rep. Robert Pittenger, Charlotte Office, 704-362-1060

Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, Hickory Office, 828-327-6100

Rep. Mark Meadows, Hendersonville Office,  828-693-5660

Rep. Melvin Watt, Charlotte Office, 704-344-9950

Rep. George Holding, Raleigh Office, 919-782-4400

Senator Richard Burr, Winston-Salem Office, 336-631-5125

Senator Kay Hagan, Greensboro Office, 336-333-5311

 

North Dakota

 

Rep. Kevin Cramer, Bismarck Office, 701-224-0355

Senator John Hoeven, Bismarck Office, 701-746-8972

Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Bismarck Office, 701-258-4648

 

Ohio

 

Rep. Steve Chabot, Cincinnati Office, 513-684-2723

Rep. Brad Wenstrup, Cincinnati Office, 513-474-7777

Rep. Joyce Beatty, Columbus Office, 614-220-0003

Rep. Jim Jordan, Lima Office, 419-999-6455

Rep. Bob Latta, Bowling Green Office, 419-354-8700

Rep. Bill Johnson, Marietta Office, 740-376-0868

Rep. Bob Gibbs, Ashland Office, 419-207-0650

Rep. John Boehner, West Chester Office, 513-779-5400

Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Toledo Office, 419-259-7500

Rep. Michael R. Turner, Dayton Office, 937-225-2843

Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, Warrensville Heights, 216-522-4900

Rep. Pat Tiberi, Columbus Office, 614-523-2555

Rep. Tim Ryan, Akron Office, 330-630-7311

Rep. David Joyce, Painesville Office, 440-352-3939

Rep. Steve Stivers, Hilliard Office, 614-771-4968

Rep. James B. Benacci, Wadsworth Office, 330-334-0040

Senator Rob Portman, Columbus Office, 614-469-6774

Senator Sherrod Brown, Cleveland Office, 216-522-7272

 

Oklahoma

 

Rep. Jim Bridenstine, Tulsa Office, 918-935-3222

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Durant Office, 580-931-0333

Rep. Frank D. Lucas, Yukon Office, 405-373-1958

Rep. Tom Cole, Norman Office, 405-329-6500

Rep. James Lankford, Oklahoma City Office, 405-234-9900

Senator James Inhofe, Tulsa Office, 918-748-5111

Senator Tom Coburn, Tulsa Office, 918-581-7651

 

Oregon

 

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, Beaverton Office, 503-469-6010

Rep. Greg Walden, Medford Office, 541-624-2400

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Portland Office, 503-231-2300

Rep. Peter A. DeFazio, Eugene Office, 541-465-6732

Rep. Kurt Schrader, Salem Office, 503-588-9100

Senator Ron Wyden, Portland Office, 503-326-7525

Senator Jeff Merkley, Portland Office, 503-326-3386

 

Pennsylvania

 

Rep. Robert A. Brady, Philadelphia Office, 215-389-4627

Rep. Chaka Fattah, Philadelphia Office, 215-871-4455

Rep. Mike Kelly, Butler Office, 724-282-2557

Rep. Scott Perry, Gettysburg Office, 717-338-1919

Rep. Glenn Thompson, Bellefonte Office, 814-353-0215

Rep. Jim Gerlach, Exton Office, 610-594-1415

Rep. Patrick Meehan, Springfield Office, 610-690-7323

Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick, Langhorne Office, 215-579-8102

Rep. Bill Shuster, Hollidaysburg Office, 814-696-6318

Rep. Tom Marino, Williamsport Office, 570-322-3961

Rep. Lou Barletta, Hazleton Office, 570-751-0050

Rep. Keith Rothfus, Beaver Office, 724-359-1626

Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, Philadelphia Office, 215-335-3355

Rep. Mike Doyle, Pittsburgh Office, 412-390-1499

Rep. Charlie Dent, Allentown Office, 610-770-3490

Rep. Joe Pitts, Lancaster Office, 717-393-0667

Rep. Matt Cartwright, Scranton Office, 570-341-1050

Rep. Tim Murphy, Pittsburgh Office, 412-344-5583

Senator Bob Casey, Harrisburg Office, 717-231-7540

Senator Patrick Toomey, Harrisburg Office, 717-782-3951

 

Rhode Island

 

Rep. David Cicilline, Pawtucket Office, 401-729-5600

Rep. Jim Langevin, Warwick Office, 401-732-9400

Senator Jack Reed, Cranston Office, 401-943-3100

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Providence Office, 401-453-5294

 

South Carolina

 

Rep. Joe Wilson, West Columbia Office, 803-939-0041

Rep. Jeff Duncan, Anderson Office, 864-224-7401

Rep. Trey Gowdy, Greenville Office, 864-241-0175

Rep. Mick Mulvaney, Rock Hill Office, 803-327-1114

Rep. James E. Clyburn, Columbia Office, 803-799-1100

Rep. Tom Rice, Myrtle Beach Office, 843-445-6459

Senator Lindsey Graham, Greenville Office, 864-250-1417

Senator Tim Scott, Charleston Office, 843-727-4525

 

South Dakota

 

Rep. Kristi Noem, Rapid City Office, 605-791-4673

Senator Tim Johnson, Sioux Falls Office, 605-332-8896

Senator John Thune, Sioux Falls Office, 605-334-9596

 

Tennessee

 

Rep. Phil Roe, Kingsport Office, 423-247-8161

Rep. John J. Duncan, Knoxville Office, 865-523-3772

Rep. Chuck Fleishmann, Chattanooga Office, 423-756-2342

Rep. Scott Desjarlais, Columbia Office, 931-381-9920

Rep. Jim Cooper, Nashville Office, 615-736-5295

Rep. Diane Black, Crossville Office, 931-854-0069

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Memphis Office, 901-382-5811

Rep. Stephen Fincher, Jackson Office, 731-423-4848

Rep. Steve Cohen, Memphis Office, 901-544-4131

Senator Lamar Alexander, Nashville Office, 615-736-5129

Senator Bob Corker, Memphis Office, 901-683-1910

 

Texas

 

Rep. Louie Gohmert, Tyler Office, 903-561-6349

Rep. Ted Poe, Kingwood Office, 281-445-0242

Rep. Sam Johnson, Plano Office, 469-304-0382

Rep. Ralph M. Hall, Rockwall Office, 972-771-9118

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Dallas Office, 214-349-9996

Rep. Joe L. Barton, Arlington Office, 817-543-1000

Rep. John Culberson, Houston Office, 713-682-8828

Rep. Kevin Brady, Conroe Office, 936-441-5700

Rep. Al Green, Houston Office, 713-383-9234

Rep. Michael McCaul, Austin Office, 512-473-2357

Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Midland Office, 432-687-2390

Rep. Kay Granger, Ft. Worth Office, 817-338-0909

Rep. Mac Thornberry, Amarillo Office, 806-371-8844

Rep. Randy Weber, Beaumont Office, 409-835-0108

Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, Edinburg Office, 956-682-5545

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, El Paso Office, 915-541-1400

Rep. Bill Flores, Waco Office, 254-732-0748

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Houston Office, 713-655-0050

Rep. Randy Neugebauer, Lubbock Office, 806-763-1611

Rep. Joaquin Castro, San Antonio Office, 210-348-8216

Rep. Lamar Smith, San Antonio Office, 210-821-5024

Rep. Pete Olson, Sugar Land Office, 281-494-2690

Rep. Pete Gallego, Del Rio Office, 830-488-6600

Rep. Kenny Marchant, Irving Office, 972-556-0162

Rep. Roger Williams, Austin Office, 512-473-8910

Rep. Michael C. Burgess, Lewisville Office, 972-434-9700

Rep. Blake Farenthold, Corpus Christi Office, 361-884-2222

Rep. Henry Cuellar, San Antonio Office, 210-271-2851

Rep. Gene Green, Houston Office, 281-999-5879

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Dallas Office, 214-922-8885

Rep. John Carter, Round Rock Office, 512-246-1600

Rep. Pete Sessions, Dallas Office, 972-392-0505

Rep. Marc Veasey, Dallas Office, 214-741-1387

Rep. Filemon Vela, Alice, 361-668-7292

Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Austin Office, 512-916-5921

Rep. Steve Stockman, Orange Office, 409-886-9918

Senator John Cornyn, Austin Office, 512-469-6034

Senator Ted Cruz, Austin Office, 512-916-5834

 

Utah

 

Rep. Rob Bishop, Ogden Office, 801-625-0107

Rep. Chris Stewart, Salt Lake City Office, 801-364-5550

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Provo Office, 801-851-2500

Rep. Jim Matheson, West Jordan Office, 801-486-1236

Senator Orrin Hatch, Salt Lake City Office, 801-524-4380

Senator Mike Lee, Salt Lake City Office, 801-524-5933

 

Vermont

 

Rep. Peter Welch, Burlington Office, 802-652-2450

Senator Patrick Leahy, Burlington Office, 802-863-2525

Senator Bernie Sanders, Burlington Office, 802-862-0697

 

Virginia

 

Rep. Rob Wittman, Yorktown Office 757-874-6687

Rep. Scott Rigell, Virginia Beach Office, 757-687-8290

Rep. Robert C. Scott, Newport News Office, 757-380-1000

Rep. J. Randy Forbes, Chesapeake Office , 757-382-0080

Rep. Robert Hurt, Danville Office, 434-791-2596

Rep. Robert Goodlatte, Roanoke Office, 540-857-2672

Rep. Eric Cantor, Culpeper Office, 540-825-8960

Rep. James P. Moran, Alexandria Office, 703-971-4700

Rep. Morgan Griffith, Abingdon Office, 276-525-1405

Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Herndon Office, 703-709-5800

Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Annandale Office, 703-256-3071

Senator Mark Warner, Richmond Office, 804-775-2314

Senator Tim Kaine, Richmond Office, 804-771-2221

 

Washington

 

Rep. Suzan DelBene, Bothell Office, 425-485-0085

Rep. Rick Larsen, Everett Office, 425-252-3188

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Vancouver Office, 360-695-6292

Rep. Doc Hastings, Pasco Office, 509-543-9396

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Spokane Office, 509-353-2374

Rep. Derek Kilmer, Tacoma Office, 253-272-3515

Rep. Jim McDermott, Seattle Office, 206-553-7170

Rep. Dave Reichert, Issaquah Office, 425-677-7414

Rep. Adam Smith, Renton Office, 425-793-5180

Rep. Denny Heck, Lacey Office, 360-459-8514

Senator Patty Murray, Seattle Office, 206-663-5545

Senator Maria Cantwell, Seattle Office, 206-220-6400

 

West Virginia

 

Rep. David B. McKinley, Wheeling Office, 304-232-3801

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, Charleston Office, 304-925-5964

Rep. Nick J. Rahall II, Beckley Office, 304-252-5000

Senator Jay Rockefeller, Charleston Office, 304-347-5372

Senator Joe Manchin, Charleston Office, 304-342-5855

 

Wisconsin

 

Rep. Paul Ryan, Janesville Office, 608-752-4050

Rep. Mark Pocan, Madison Office, 608-258-9800

Rep. Ron Kind, LaCrosse Office, 608-782-2558

Rep. Gwen Moore, Milwaukee Office, 414-297-1140

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Brookfield Office, 262-784-1111

Rep. Tom Petri, Fond du Lac Office, 920-922-1180

Rep. Sean P. Duffy, Wausau Office, 715-298-9344

Rep. Reid Ribble, Appleton Office, 920-380-0061

Senator Ron Johnson, Oshkosh Office, 920-230-7250

Senator Tammy Baldwin, Madison Office, 608-264-5338

 

Wyoming

 

Rep. Cynthia M. Lummis, Cheyenne Office, 307-772-2595

Senator Michael Enzi, Gillette Office, 307-682-6268

Senator John Barrasso, Casper Office, 307-261-6413

Ask Congress to Join the Fight Against Climate Change April 21 to April 25

posted Apr 6, 2014, 8:42 AM by Rob Hogg

“Climate Action Across America” is a week-long, nation-wide, grass-roots effort to express public support for climate action to our U.S. Congressional representatives and U.S. Senators during the week of April 21 to April 25.

Through meetings, letters, phone calls, emails, and public events, this is a way for ordinary Americans across our country to let our Congressional representatives and Senators know we are concerned about climate change, and we want them to join the fight against climate change this year. We urgently need our country to help lead the world to reduce greenhouse gases and to prepare for future climate-related disasters.

You can connect with Climate Action Across America through Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/climateactionacrossamerica

You can also connect through Twitter using the hash tag #ClimateActionAcrossAmerica or the hash tag #JoinTheClimateFight.

The week will highlight one national event. In Washington, DC, the “Cowboy and Indian Alliance” will set up camp from April 22 to April 27 to ask President Obama and Congress to “reject” the Keystone Export pipeline and “protect” our land, water, and climate. For more details, or to sign up to participate, visit:

http://boldnebraska.org/rejectandprotect

This effort will conclude with a major rally on Saturday, April 26. To sign up for this rally, you can also visit:

http://act.350.org/signup/rejectandprotect/

I hope many Americans can make it to Washington, DC, for these events. It is also critically important, however, for Americans to let their Congressional representatives and Senators know directly that want them to support climate change and join the fight against climate change. You can find your local Congressional representative at this web page:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Working together, we can stop the Keystone pipeline and put climate action on the Congressional to-do list this year and for years to come.

Here are nine specific actions Americans can take to participate in “Climate Action Across America”:

1. Ask for a meeting with your US Congressional representative and US Senators or their local staff during the week of April 21 to April 25. It is Easter recess for Congress that week so your Congressional representative is likely to be at home in district.

2. Write a letter to the editor or guest column urging Congress to take climate action.

3. Organize letters and petitions to your Congressional representative and Senators asking for their support for climate action. (You can be as specific as you want. Ask them to stop the Keystone pipeline, adopt a carbon fee, support greenhouse gas regulations, extend the renewable energy production tax credit, regulate fracking, pass energy efficiency legislation, stop fossil fuel exports, stop Arctic oil drilling, enhance resilience to future disasters, and support other action to fight climate change and its effects. Whatever issues you choose to highlight, the important message for Congress is that Americans care about climate change and we need Congress to do something to join the fight against climate change in 2014.)

4. Invite your Congressional representative or Senators to speak to your local school, college, or climate action group about climate, energy, and sustainability.

5. Hold a public event for climate action – roundtable, workshop, speaker, rally, read-a-thon, community service project – during the week of April 21 to April 25.

6. Invite the news media to cover your public event supporting climate action.

7. Like “Climate Action Across America” on Facebook and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues across the country. Here is the Facebook address:

https://www.facebook.com/climateactionacrossamerica

8. Tweet #JoinTheClimateFight or #ClimateActionAcrossAmerica 

9. Report your action to Rob Hogg so he can add it to a list that he will share publicly through this web site and news releases.  You can email him at robhogg@earthlink.net. 

Thanks in advance for speaking up for the climate action we so urgently need.

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Speaks About His Visit To Iowa On The Floor Of The U.S. Senate

posted Apr 6, 2014, 8:31 AM by Rob Hogg

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island visited Iowa March 17 to 19.  Here is the YouTube link for a video of his speech on the U.S. Senate floor on March 25 about his visit to Iowa.  It lasts about 20 minutes.  Please take a few moments and watch it:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DBFiIuSoAs&list=UUnG0N70SNBkNqvIMLodPTIA

One Month to Climate Action Across America (April 21 to April 25)

posted Mar 21, 2014, 5:36 PM by Rob Hogg

It is now one month to “Climate Action Across America” from April 21 to April 25. In Iowa, we were inspired this week by the visit of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island to our state, as well as the historic all-night session of the U.S. Senate on climate change earlier this month. The momentum for climate action is building.

“Climate Action Across America” is a coordinated, national, grassroots effort to direct public support for climate action to our Congressional representatives and Senators. They need to feel the growing public support for climate action.

Through meetings, letters, phone calls, emails, and public events, this is a way for ordinary Americans across our country to let our Congressional representatives and Senators know we are concerned about climate change, and we want them to join the fight against climate change this year. We urgently need our country to help lead the world to reduce greenhouse gases and to prepare for future climate-related disasters.

The week will highlight one national event. In Washington, DC, the “Cowboy and Indian Alliance” will set up camp from April 22 to April 27 to ask President Obama and Congress to “reject” the Keystone Export pipeline and “protect” our land, water, and climate. For more details, or to sign up to participate, visit:


This effort will conclude with a major rally on Sunday, April 27. To sign up for this rally, you can also visit:


We hope many Americans can make it to Washington, DC, for these events. For many people, however, it is not practical for time, money, or carbon budget reasons to travel to Washington, DC, for this event. That is where “Climate Action Across America” is helpful.

Even if you cannot travel to Washington, DC, you can let your voice be heard by meeting with your Congressional representatives and Senators or staff at their local in-state offices, or simply by calling or writing them to express your concern about climate change and to ask for their support for climate action this year.

You can find your local Congressional representative at this web page: 

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Working together, we can stop the Keystone pipeline and put climate action on the Congressional to-do list this year and for years to come. Here are eight specific actions people can take to participate in “Climate Action Across America”:

1. Ask for a meeting with your US Congressional representative and US Senators or their local staff during the week of April 21 to April 25. It is Easter recess for Congress that week so your Congressional representative is likely to be at home in district.

2. Write a letter to the editor or guest column urging Congress to take climate action. 

3. Organize letters and petitions to your Congressional representative and Senators asking for their support for climate action. (You can be as specific as you want. Ask them to stop the Keystone pipeline, adopt a carbon fee, support greenhouse gas regulations, extend the renewable energy production tax credit, regulate fracking, pass energy efficiency legislation, stop fossil fuel exports, stop Arctic oil drilling, enhance resilience to future disasters, or support other action to fight climate change and its effects. Whatever issues you choose to highlight, the important message for Congress is that Americans care about climate change and we need Congress to do something to join the fight against climate change in 2014.) 

4. Invite your Congressional representative or Senators to speak to your local school, college, or climate action group about climate, energy, and sustainability. 

5. Hold a public event for climate action – roundtable, workshop, speaker, rally, read-a-thon, community service project – during the week of April 21 to April 25.

6. Invite the news media to cover your public event supporting climate action.

7. Like “Climate Action Across America” on Facebook and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues across the country. Here is the Facebook address:


https://www.facebook.com/climateactionacrossamerica

8. Let Rob Hogg know what you are doing so he can add it to a list that he will share at this web site the week before Climate Action Across America.  You can email Rob at robhogg@earthlink.net.

Thanks in advance for speaking up for the climate action we so urgently need.

Climate Leader US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Visits Iowa March 17 to March 19

posted Mar 9, 2014, 5:49 PM by Rob Hogg   [ updated Mar 11, 2014, 7:10 AM ]

We have a special guest coming to Iowa this month to support our effort for climate action: U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island.

Senator Whitehouse is a leader for the national climate policy we so urgently need. He will be visiting Iowa March 17 to 19.  During this time, he will be available to the public at six different events. I hope you get a chance to meet him. Here are the details:

Monday, March 17, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Reception by Citizens Climate Lobby-Des Moines
Franklin Avenue Public Library
5000 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines


Tuesday, March 18, 9:15 a.m.
Public Presentation
Room 116, State Capitol, Des Moines
(This event is part of “Environmental Lobby Day” at the Capitol)


Tuesday, March 18, 3:00 p.m.
Business Forum on Climate Change and Clean Energy
University of Iowa Pappajohn Center
1200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines


Tuesday, March 18, 5:45 p.m. (dinner) and 7:15 p.m. (speaking)
Public Presentation - “Why Climate Change Matters”
Izaak Walton League-Des Moines Chapter
4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines
(To eat dinner, please RSVP by March 14 - cost is $15 per person)


Wednesday, March 19, noon
Reception at The Depot Restaurant
101 North Railroad Street, Shenandoah


Wednesday, March 19, 2 p.m.
Reception and Program at Slowdown
729 North 14th Street, Omaha, Nebraska


This information is also posted on Facebook if you would like to share it with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/events/476439929148454/


Seven Climate Actions You Can Take This Spring - In Chronological Order

posted Jan 25, 2014, 12:02 AM by Rob Hogg   [ updated Feb 24, 2014, 6:11 PM ]

Here are seven climate actions you can take this spring - in chronological order:

1.  Comments on “Distributed Generation” due to Iowa Utilities Board by February 26 – The Iowa Utilities Board is taking comments on “distributed generation,” e.g., solar, wind, and biogas.  Simple comments saying you support distributed renewable energy and want more renewable energy systems in your community would help.  You can submit comments at the IUB’s electronic filing system – https://efs.iowa.gov.  If the electronic system does not work, please contact Brenda Biddle at Brenda.Biddle@iub.iowa.gov.

2.  Great March for Climate Action starts March 1 – The Great March for Climate Action starts in Los Angeles March 1.  Please let your friends, family, and colleagues in California and Arizona know it is starting and is coming their way.  Also, plan to join some or all of the march when it crosses Iowa between August 1 and August 24.  For more details, or to find out how you can help the march, visit www.climatemarch.org.

3. Citizens Climate Lobby monthly call March 1 – Citizens Climate Lobby will be holding its next national conference call on Saturday, March 1, at noon.  For more details, or to find your local call hosts or how to start your own local group, visit www.citizensclimatelobby.org.  (Also, if you want to participate in CCL’s national conference June 22 to 24, CCL is now taking applications.)

4.  Keystone Comments Due March 7 – Please send your comments on the Keystone pipeline to President Obama and the State Department by March 7.  The proposed Keystone pipeline would make the climate problem worse, would threaten American waters, and would require condemnation of American farms and ranches to allow a foreign oil company to export tar sands from the Gulf Coast – none of that is in our national interests.

Here are two web addresses where you can submit comments:

http://act.350.org/letter/obama-keystone-frontpage/

http://www.keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/

Also, please send a copy of your comments to your Congressional representative and Senator Harkin and Senator Grassley, too, so they know your views on Keystone.

5. Carbon Pollution Rule comments due March 10 – The EPA is taking comments on greenhouse gas rules for new sources.  Comments that urge the EPA to restrict new sources of greenhouse gases as much as possible would be helpful.  You can submit your comments at this web address:

http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/how-comment-proposed-carbon-pollution-standards-new-power-plants

6.  Iowa Environmental Council “Lobby Day” at the Capitol Tuesday, March 18 – Please plan to attend the Iowa Environmental Council’s “lobby day” at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 18.  There will be a guest speaker (to be announced) in Room 116 of the Capitol at 9:15 a.m. followed by a program on the first floor rotunda, lots of displays, and a full day of talking to state legislators about issues.  This is a great opportunity to show growing support for clean water, clean energy, natural resources, and sustainability.  The "lobby day" runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

7.  “Climate Action Across America” April 21 to April 25.  This is a coordinated national grassroots effort to move Congress to the climate action we so urgently need this year and for years to come.  April 21 to 25 is Earth Day week and Easter recess for Congress, and presents a unique opportunity to show the growing public support for climate action.

You can participate by asking for meetings with your Congressional representative, Senator Grassley, and Senator Harkin or their local staff to explain why you are concerned about climate change and to ask for their support this year for climate action.  Other things you can do during that week include inviting them to speak at your school or college about climate and sustainability, writing letters to the editor or guest columns urging Congress to take climate action, or organizing a public event on climate change (roundtable, workshop, speaker, rally, read-a-thon) to urge Congress to act.

When you decide what you can do, please let me know so I can add it to the list of actions for “Climate Action Across America.”  You can also like “Climate Action Across America” on Facebook and encourage your friends, family, and colleagues around the country to do the same.  Here is the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/climateactionacrossamerica

How you can help with Climate Action Across America April 21 to April 25

posted Jan 24, 2014, 11:59 PM by Rob Hogg   [ updated Feb 23, 2014, 6:46 PM ]

During the week of April 21 to April 25, Americans across our country will be speaking up for climate action as part of “Climate Action Across America.” Together, we can put climate action on the Congressional to-do list this year and for years to come. We urgently need Congress to take action against climate change - to reduce greenhouse gases, to prepare our country for future climate-related disasters, and to help lead the world to address climate change and its effects around the world.

This action is based on a one-day event in Iowa on February 15, 2013, called "Climate Action Across Iowa," in which over 100 Iowans visited 21 in-district offices of Congressional representatives and Senators in ten different cities. Participants connected with Congressional staff, got some media coverage, and felt empowered. It advanced the conversation about climate change in Iowa. "Climate Action Across America" can do the same across the country. It is a low-cost, low-carbon, and relatively easy way for people to speak up for climate action, and by coordinating across the country, we can make a real difference.

Here are actions people can take to participate in “Climate Action Across America”:

1. Ask to meet with your US Congressional representative and US Senators or their local staff during that week. It is Easter recess for Congress that week so your Congressional representative is likely to be at home in the district. During your meeting, explain why you care about climate change and encourage your Representative or Senator to support climate action in 2014.

2. Write a letter to the editor or guest column urging Congress to take climate action.

3. Organize letters and petitions to your Congressional representative and Senators supporting climate action.  You can be more specific if you want, such as promoting a carbon fee, greenhouse gas regulations, extending the production tax credit, energy efficiency legislation, stopping the Keystone pipeline, regulating fracking, stopping fossil fuel exports, stopping Arctic oil drilling, enhancing resilience to future disasters, and other action to fight climate change and its effects. Whatever issues you choose to highlight, the important message for Congress is that Americans care about climate change and we need Congress to do something in the fight against climate change in 2014 and in the future. It is time for Congress to join the fight against climate change.

4. Invite your Congressional representative or Senators to speak to your local schools, colleges, or climate action group about climate, energy, and sustainability.

5. Hold a public event – roundtable, workshop, speaker, rally, read-a-thon – during that week to support climate action by Congress.

6. Invite the news media to cover your public event supporting climate action.

7.  Like "Climate Action Across America" on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/climateactionacrossamerica and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues across the country.

When you decide what you want to do, please report your action to robhogg@earthlink.net.  Here is the information to report:

State

Congressional District Number

Congressional Representative Name

Type of Event

Details about Event (day, time, location)

Name and City for Event Organizer

Preferred Way to Contact Event Organizer


EXAMPLE OF CLIMATE ACTION INFORMATION

IA-01 - Request a meeting with Congressman Bruce Braley - organized by Rob Hogg, Cedar Rapids, robhogg@earthlink.net


Announcing "Climate Action Across America," April 21 to 25

posted Jan 1, 2014, 7:10 PM by Rob Hogg   [ updated Jan 24, 2014, 11:59 PM ]

“Climate Action Across America,” Earth Week, April 21 to 25, 2014

It is time for the United States Congress to take climate action. The fight against climate change cannot be won by a single person or a single policy. It will require comprehensive policies supported by Congress and sustained over many decades that lead our country and the world to the climate action we so urgently need.

Even if a Congressional representative has opposed climate action in the past, recent events and new scientific assessments give every Congressional representative a chance to recognize the need for climate action.

It is fine to be skeptical, but a skeptic must also pay attention to events. Recent climate disasters like Hurricane Sandy, Typhoon Haiyan, Colorado flooding, flooding in Miami, western wildfires, and widespread ice storms are moments when people can recognize the need for action.

So, too, are new scientific assessments. For example, on July 10, over 200 scientists who identify themselves as evangelical Christians told Congress that action is “urgently needed” to address climate change:

http://sojo.net/press/evangelical-scientists-hold-press-conference-urge-congress-act-climate-change

On August 5, the American Geophysical Union released an updated statement on climate change calling for “urgent action”:

http://news.agu.org/press-release/american-geophysical-union-releases-revised-position-statement-on-climate-change/

Listening to America’s scientists, and responding to climate disasters as they happen, even a skeptical Congress can learn to act on climate change.

If you do not believe that Congress can act, please change the way you think. If you don’t believe that Congress can act, then the forces that oppose Congressional action have won. Congress can act – and it is up to us to lead the way.

One of the easiest things that Congress can do is extend the federal renewable energy production tax credit which expires December 31 without Congressional action. Please call or write your Congressional representative this week, and sign on with this national petition at www.change.org:

http://www.change.org/petitions/congress-don-t-let-the-dirty-energy-industry-kill-vital-wind-power-incentives

Your action can help Congress extend the renewable energy production tax credit. Effective climate action requires a transition to 100% renewable electricity, which in turn requires a long-term extension of the production tax credit (or other incentive like a carbon tax) to spur continued innovation and expansion of renewable electricity.

Beyond the extension of the PTC, however, we need Congress to support and sustain action to fight climate change for decades. That’s why in Iowa we are beginning to organize “Climate Action Across America,” a dedicated week-long effort over Easter recess, April 21 to April 25, to convince Congressional representatives that it is time for climate action.

It is really quite easy. The idea is that groups, large or small, would arrange meetings with their Congressional representative or just visit their local in-district Congressional office across the country during that week to share letters, postcards, and petitions from local citizens urging Congress to support action to fight climate change (e.g., a carbon tax, greenhouse gas regulations, hazard mitigation, disaster assistance, etc.)

This is how American democracy works. The First Amendment of our Constitution guarantees our right to petition Congress to take action. Together, we can take the climate action we so urgently need for our future.

If you or an organization you belong to, or other people you know, would like to be more involved in this, send an email to robhogg@earthlink.net.  We can expand our reach by coordinating climate action events across the country. Let’s show the country there is growing grassroots support for climate action.

“Great March for Climate Action,” March 1 to November 1, 2014

It is now just over two months to the start of the Great March for Climate Action – another opportunity to show the country growing grassroots support for climate action. The march will be leaving Los Angeles on March 1, 2014. Here are the dates the march will be in selected cities across the country:

Phoenix – April 8
Albuquerque – May 12
Denver – June 17
Omaha – August 1
Des Moines – August 11
Chicago – September 6
Toledo – September 24
Cleveland – October 4
Pittsburgh – October 14
Washington – November 1

Walkers, volunteers, and financial supporters are needed for the whole march, for states, and for individual locations. For more information, including the rest of the scheduled stops at the “timeline,” please visit www.climatemarch.org.

Citizens Climate Lobby National Conference, Washington, DC, June 22-24

Please mark your calendars now for the national conference and lobby days of Citizens Climate Lobby, June 22 to June 24, in Washington, DC. Whether you can attend or not, this is another moment when Americans can speak up together for climate action.

To get involved with Citizens Climate Lobby, its monthly conference calls, its advocacy efforts for carbon fee legislation, and its regional meetings, visit www.citizensclimatelobby.org.



Online Petition to Tell Congress - I am a Clean Energy Voter

posted Dec 31, 2013, 7:22 PM by Rob Hogg

There is a growing grassroots movement to demand that Congressional representatives support clean energy solutions for jobs, health, and national and climate security.  Originally crafted by Mary Ellen Harte, Iowans and people across the country can tell Congress we support clean energy solutions by signing on with her petition at MoveOn.org.  Here is the link to the petition:


Also, make a resolution that in 2014 you will contact your Congressional representative and other candidates for Congress to urge their support for climate action.

Climate Conversations with Congressional Candidates

posted Dec 1, 2013, 7:00 PM by Rob Hogg   [ updated Feb 24, 2014, 6:12 PM ]

Cedar Rapids Climate Advocates hosted a series of "climate conversations" with our Congressional candidates to discuss climate, energy, and sustainability issues.  It is time for our country to act on climate change, not only in this country, but to lead the world.  It is time for Congress to do its part in the fight against climate change and the fight for sustainability.

 

Our "climate conversation" series included conversations with Anesa Kajtazovic of Waterloo (December 3), Dave O'Brien of Cedar Rapids (January 9), Swati Dandekar of Marion (January 23), Monica Vernon of Cedar Rapids (January 30), and Pat Murphy of Dubuque (February 13).  Thanks to the candidates and to all the citizens who attended for participating.

 

Other candidates for Congress have been invited.  If they schedule a time, it will be announced.



 
 

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