2015 Grassroots Guide
Connecting with D.C.

During the coming year many issues important to you are certain to be discussed in your hometown and debated by lawmakers in your home state. What happens in Washington, D.C., is also sure to be critical to your trucking business. With the first session of the 114th U.S. Congress having convened in January, lawmakers are hard at work, so it’s time to start the communication process with them.


You can call the Capitol switchboard operator at 202-224-3121 to be transferred to any representative’s or senator’s office. All you have to do is provide the operator your home ZIP code.

Be sure to try and reach your legislators at their district offices when they are not in D.C. Contact information can be found on their congressional website, on their social media page, or in the local phone book under the government section.


You need to know only two addresses to send letters to your U.S. representative and senators, no matter who they are.

For Senators
The Honorable (full name here)
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

For Representatives
The Honorable (full name here)
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

You don’t need to know what building their office is in or what their room number is. You just need the right ZIP code and your letter will get there.