Find Your Rep
Ways to get in touch
Here we will cover ways to get in touch with your representatives (be they American, Canadian, Australian, British or other), providing useful links where available. Before we go into that however, let's talk about the ways you can communicate with local politicians. Obviously one of the best and most effective is the written letter. In addition to that, some politicians have email addresses or those of their staff. The riding or district they are elected from usually holds their office, which can be reached by a phone number or fax.
Local politicians can often be found holding meetings or going to conventions. At some of these you may find the opportunity to voice a question on an issue that affects you. If not, at the very least you will be able to see the sides of an issue that the politician supports, letting you decide whether or not you wish to vote for him.
In addition to the websites we list below, we also suggest you use your local phone book or information number (411 in the US and Canada) to find the offices of your representatives and other candidates. Don't forget to look for your city government as well, since they can pass ordinances and by-laws just as restrictive as those from the federal or provincial/state level. Also, we recommend Google as possibly the best search engine on the Internet for any subject.
Prince Edward Island
Congress (non-official but better than the official)
For State websites type http://www.state.YOUR-STATE-INITIALS-HERE.us/ in your browser, where 'YOUR-STATE-INITIALS-HERE' is replaced by the two-letter code for your state. ie, California is CA, New York is NY, Pennsylvania is PA, and so on.
House of Lords
House of Commons
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory