How to Contact Your Legislator:

The Virginia General Assembly convenes in January and adjourns at the end of February or in March. There are several ways individuals and organizations can contact legislators. Your SALT advocacy need not be time-consuming. SALT can inform you about critical human needs legislation and help you respond within your time limits. You can find out your VA legislators at: http://legis.state.va.us/

You can write to you legislators at the following addresses:

The Honorable_________
Senate of Virginia
General Assembly Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Dear Senator_________


The Honorable_________
Virginia House of Delegates
P.O. Box 406
Richmond, VA 23218
Dear Delegate_________


You can telephone your legislators. For delegates, all Richmond phone numbers are 804-698-10XX; the last 2 digits are the delegate’s district number. For example, Delegate Marcus Simon's district is #53, so his phone number is: 804-698-1053. The Richmond phone numbers for senators are similarly organized. All their numbers are 804-698-75XX; the last two digits are the senator’s district number.

You can also use the toll-free constituent hotline: 1-800-889-0229. Use this number to call in your position on any issue. The operator will relay your comment to your delegate or senator, but you cannot speak directly to the legislator. This service is available only during the legislative session.

To request legislative information,(status of bills and getting mailing lists), call Legislative Services at (House) 804-698-1500; Senate at 804-698-7410. Bill Room 804-786-6984, for copies of bills or reports.

Members of the General Assembly can be contacted by e-mail in this way:

Delegtes: all delegate addresses use del + first name Initial + Last This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(for example Delegate Robert Brink: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Senators: Address-- use Senate District, for example Senator Colgan represents the 29th district and his address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

There are several useful websites for monitoring the General Assembly and for tracking legislation: (If you don’t know who represents you, click on "Who’s My Legislator?" at: VA legislators: http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/.

Members if the House of Delegates can be contacted this way – just click on this – Just copy entire list and paste in your Blind Copy (bcc) and send your message to all 100 Delegates at one time. For more Virginia House contact information click here. And, for Senate Telephone information click here.

For Bill tracking internet addresses (These sites include lots of information including texts and status of bills and contact information): Virginia General Assembly Information System: http://leg1.state.va.us/

(LIS)Virginia’sGeneral Assembly Legislative Information System Web Site:
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+men+BIL.

SALT's suggestions for contacting the Governor are:

1) Go to the governor’s web site use the link below leave a message
http://www.governor.virginia.gov/aboutthegovernor/contactgovernor.cfm, or
2) Go to the governor’s website: www.governor.virginia.gov & Click contact us. Click e-mail the governor and express your concern about your issue.
3) Also, advocates can try one of these numbers, including the one for the hearing impaired: Office: (804) 786-2211 Fax: (804) 371-6351 TTY/TDD (For the deaf or hard-of-hearing): 1-800-828-1120, or 711

Keep advocacy alive!  john  

Did you call your legislator today? Tell them to support ALL Safety Net programs. Don't know how? Go to http://www.s-a-l-t.org/ for more information. To locate your legislator go to http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/