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Contacting Your Legislators

 

Maintaining good relationships with your elected official is perhaps the most helpful tool in affecting positive change in Illinois. Developing a relationship with your Senator or Representative doesn't have to be hard. It can be as easy as putting up a yard sign to show your support or attending an event he/she is hosting.

Follow these easy steps to identify your elected officials to start connecting today!


1. Identify your state legislators using the button below to visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website.


 *Click on button to visit site. Press ok and simply plug in your ZIP Code followed by the 4-digit extension in the top box on the left.

 

Note: If you do not know your 4-digit ZIP Code extension please proceed to the ZIP Code Look-up on the USPS website and plug in your street address by using the button below. 

 

 

2. Once you have identified your legislators, use the buttons below to visit the Illinois General Assembly website to look up the contact information for your Senator or House Representative.


* Click on button for list of Illinois Senators. Click on the name of your Senator to retrieve his/her contact information.


* Click on button for list of Illinois House Representatives. Click on the name of your Representative to retrieve his/her contact information.


3. Start connecting! Contact the campaign office of your elected officials. Ask about upcoming events or how to get a sign for your yard. Making these connections now will help in the future when you need their support on an issue that is important to you and your profession.

 

The following is an example letter to send to your Senator/House Representative asking for their support, please be sure to use appropriate title and plug in the appropriate information into the bracket areas.

The Honorable (your Senator’s/House Representative's  full name)
109 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706

Dear Senator or Representative (your Senator’s/Representative's last name):
 

I am writing you today to ask for your support of [insert topic of legislation here].

Include more details about

  • why this legislation is important to the lives of Illinoians
  • what fiscal impact it will have on the state
  • other supporting facts and statistics

 

Thank you, Senator/Representative (last name), for the work you do on behalf of the citizens of Illinois.

Sincerely yours,

(Your full name and home address)

 

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