Common Good Iowa

Contact your legislators

There are several ways you can connect with your state senator and representative. Make your voice heard by calling, emailing or sending a letter to your legislators. Here's how to get started:

First, look up the names of your state senator and representative using this tool. Then decide how you want to contact them.

Email

Send an email (preferably from a personal, non-employer email account) to firstname.lastname@legis.iowa.gov

Phone

Call the Senate switchboard at (515) 281-3371, and ask to be connected to your state senator or to leave a message. 
Call the House switchboard at (515) 281-3221, and ask to be connected with your state representative or to leave a message.

Not sure what to say? Feel free to start with this sample script:

“Hi, my name is [Name] and I'm a constituent of [Senator _____ ] from [City]. I'm calling to ask [Senator _____ ] to [make your ask clear, concise and respectful]."

Do adapt the message to reflect your experience, but remember, you will likely be speaking to switchboard staff who will write down your message, so keep it simple.

Mail

Address letters to:

The Honorable                           
Iowa (Senate/House of Representatives)
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319

Begin correspondence to your senator/representative with the greeting:
Dear (Senator/Representative)                                                      

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