How to Contact Your Members of Congress Directly
Want to make your voice heard in Congress without going to Capitol Hill? Here are our top tactics for getting in front of your U.S. senators and representatives — in person, in writing, and over the phone.
Key Times to Speak Up to Your Elected Officials
A few times each year, Congress goes on break from their work in Washington, D.C. During this “recess,” members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate head to their home states to answer to voters and meet them face-to-face.
This is a great time to hold your congressperson accountable for their stance on abortion rights — in person. At parades, town halls, and other public appearances, it’s time to remind lawmakers and the country: WE WON’T BACK DOWN.
Sign Up for Events
Check out local events that will put you in touch with your member of Congress. Can't find one? Host your own!
Recess Organizing Tactics
Call Out Officials Who Oppose Abortion
Learn how to publicly question anti-abortion lawmakers and share a recording of your interaction far and wide.
Protest at Lawmakers’ Local Offices
If your congressperson opposes abortion rights, follow these tips to stage a protest at their local office.
Ask Questions at Town Halls
Town halls are great places to meet your lawmakers in person and get them on record about their stance on abortion rights.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s Congressional Scorecard
Ready to hold your U.S. senator or representative accountable on abortion rights?
See if they’re a champion of sexual and reproductive health — or if they’re working to strip us of the right to control our bodies.
Sample Script: Questions to Ask Congresspeople
Use this list of questions to get your U.S. senators and representatives on record on abortion.
Protest Signs and Slogans: Use Inclusive Language
Here’s how to write signs that ensure every abortion rights advocate feels at home in our movement.
Take Action From Home
Can't meet your representatives in person? Call or email them, or write a letter to the editor of a newspaper.
It's Time to Hold Congresspeople Accountable
In June 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade — stripping millions of Americans of the right to abortion. This is the culmination of a 50-year crusade to end safe and legal abortion.
Lawmakers hostile to sexual and reproductive health have made it clear that they intend to take away more of our rights, including access to contraceptives and same-sex marriage.
With our freedoms on the line, NOW is the time to hold elected officials accountable for restricting or banning access to abortion and other human rights.
That’s where you come in.
Abortion bans and the politicians pushing them are out of step with the 80% of Americans who want abortion to be legal.
Abortion and birth control must be protected. Access to essential health services must be restored.
Thank you, Indivisible
Our guide is based on Indivisible's powerful congressional recess resources.