Contacting your representative is an easy, free, yet effective way to call attention to something that matters to you, their constituents and voters. This can be especially effective when an elected official is up for reelection as they need the support to stay in their positions. Below are two ways you can contact them.
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Email your representatives to urge them to co-sponsor the Fair Representation Act, The Ranked Choice Voting Act, and the Voter Choice act.
HR 4000, Fair Representation Act would combine ranked choice voting and multi-winner districts to elect all members of the U.S. House of Representatives. You can find and contact your representatives through this button.
HR 4464, The Ranked Choice Voting Act, calls for ranked choice voting in all House and Senate elections. You can find and contact your representatives through this button.
S 3340, the Voter Choice Act, would provide federal grants to cover costs for states to transition to ranked choice voting.
Call the Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121 to be connected to your congresspeople.
HELLO, my name is [name] and I’m a constituent from [city, state].
I am calling to urge [Representative/Senator name] to make women’s equal representation in government a reality by supporting reforms like the Fair Representation Act that would help more women and people of color be elected to office. Fair representation is critical for a strong democracy, because it helps ensure that every vote counts, all voices are heard, and everyone has an equal opportunity to serve in elected office.
I also want to urge [Representative/Senator name] to support recruitment targets for women candidates for the [Republican/Democratic] party. The U.S. lags behind 102 countries for women’s representation, because many countries have implemented clear goals and targets that allow women to be elected to office. By demonstrating commitment to women’s access to leadership, [Representative/Senator name] and the [Republican/Democratic] party can lead the way in advocating for a fairer democracy.
I am counting on [Representative/Senator name] to take action on this issue. After all, women are 51% of your constituency.
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