How To Advocate

How To Advocate

Are you interested in being an advocate for a social justice issue? You can take the following steps:

  1. Call your US Senator or Representative. Use this website for contact information - http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
  2. Call your state legislators.To help you find your two state legislators and their phone numbers for: 
    Tennessee go to www.legislature.state.tn.us
    Virginiahttp://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/MWebsiteTL?OpenView
    GeorgiaSenatehttp://www.senate.ga.gov/senators/en-US/SenateMembersList.aspx
    Georgia House of Representatives http://www.house.ga.gov/Representatives/en-US/HouseMembersList.aspx
  3. You can also send an e-mail all 132 state legislators or you can e-mail a letter to just your State Senator and State Representative. Generally speaking, phone calls are more effective than e-mail messages.
  4. Write letters to the editor. Write letters to the editor of your local newspaper. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number with every letter. To obtain the “Letters to the Editor” information for your local newspaper, please check one of the following:

For any newspapers in Tennessee, check out this site.
http://www.usnpl.com/tnnews.html

For any newspapers in Virginia, check out this site. 
http://www.50states.com/news/virginia.htm

For any newspapers in Georgia, check out this site.
http://www.50states.com/news/georgia.htm

Write and call the Governor of Tennessee, Virginia, or Georgia.

Governor Bill Haslam
State Capitol, First Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone #: 615-741-2001
Fax #: 615- 532-9711
Email: BillHaslam@tn.gov

Governor Bob McDonnell
Office of the Governor
Patrick Henry Building, 3rd Floor 
1111 East Broad Street 
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 786-2211
Fax: (804) 371-6351 
TTY/TDD (For the Hearing Impaired): 
1-800-828-1120, or 711

Governor Nathan Deal
Office of the Governor
State of Georgia 
203State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Office Phone: 404-656-1776
Fax: 404-657-7332
Email: www.georgia.gov