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How to Contact Your Members of Congress Directly

Congress represents us — and they need to know that we support sexual and reproductive freedom for all. 

Here are our top tactics for getting your view in front of your U.S. senators and representatives — in person, online, and over the phone.

Key Times to Speak Up to Your Elected Officials

Throughout the year, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate spend specific weeks in their home state or district. During this “recess,” federal lawmakers head home to meet with constituents.

This is a great time to hold your members of congress accountable for their stance on abortion rights — in person. At parades, festivals, markets, town halls, and other public appearances, it’s time to remind lawmakers and the country: WE WON’T BACK DOWN.

Expressing your first amendment rights -- including peaceful protest and demanding answers from elected officials -- is critical to our democracy. That said, nothing on this website is intended to encourage, produce, or incite imminent lawless action, and before engaging in these tactics below, be sure to understand and abide by all applicable laws.

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Recess Organizing Tactics

Call Out Officials Who Oppose Abortion

Learn how to publicly question anti-abortion lawmakers and share a recording of their response with fellow constituents.

 

Protest at Lawmakers’ Local Offices

If your member of congress opposes abortion rights, follow these tips to stage a peaceful protest outside 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, birth control, gender-affirming care, and other sexual and reproductive health issues.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s Congressional Scorecard

Ready to hold your member of Congress accountable on abortion rights?

See if they’re a champion of sexual and reproductive health — or if they’re working to take away our right to control our bodies.

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It’s Time To Hold Members of Congress Accountable 

The lawmakers pushing bans and restrictions on abortion, birth control, IVF, gender-affirming care, and other basic reproductive health care will stop at nothing to deny patients the care they need. They were never going to stop after overturning Roe v. Wade and eliminating our constitutional right to abortion. 

They’ve blocked critical votes on the right to birth control and the right to IVF. They’ve tried to restrict access to contraception and gender-affirming care for people around the country and communities around the world. They’ve supported attacks on medication abortion, including attempts to remove it from the market. They’ve tried to deny access to essential care for veterans and pushed to defund essential health care programs at home and around the world.  

But these actions are deeply unpopular, and there are also many politicians working to protect our right to reproductive health care. We must thank those elected officials who support our rights  — and hold elected officials that are attacking our care accountable now.

Abortion bans and the politicians pushing them are out of step with the 80% of Americans who want abortion to be legal.

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