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Holocaust Memorial. Taken during the week-long events for peace & justice during the Democratic National Convention in Boston, MA, July 26-29, 2004.

“Any front on which you can speak the truth is worthwhile.”
– Adam, April 2005

U.S. Congressional Operator:
TOLL-FREE at 888-355-3588 or not toll-free 202-224-3121

You can also try toll-free: 866-340-9281, 877-762-8762, 866-808-0065, 866-220-0044, 888-355-3588, 800-828-0498, 800-459-1887 & 800-614-2803

CALL the Senate and the House of Representatives of the 110th U.S. Congress toll-free about specific pending legislation or a general concern. You can call your two senators and your representative and speak to them or more likely an aide directly.

You can be connected 24 hours a day, seven days a week to leave them a message as well as call during business hours to speak with someone. The Toll-Free numbers to reach Congress have a funny way of being disconnected after some time or changing into another phone number. If you know of a consistent source for verifying the current toll-free congressional operator number, please let me know by emailing Maganda Gallery from the CONTACT page.

SEND EMAIL, FAXES, OR SNAIL MAIL LETTERS to Congress by looking up individual members’ contact info at the websites below. Faxes are immediately received by offices while emails often take time be read although they can be received and counted immediately as well. I have heard that letters mailed to a Senator’s or Representative’s office in Washington D.C. often take much longer to be received because of irradiating for anthrax. One Representative has told her constituents it has been taking 1-2 weeks for a letter to reach her office. You might have more immediate impact if you mail your letter to a local office in your state or district, call, or fax.

For an alphabetical-by-name list of HOUSE members plus CONTACT INFO, go to:

For an alphabetical-by-name list of SENATE members plus CONTACT INFO, go to:

TO BECOME MORE INFORMED and also find CONTACT INFO, you can look up who your Local, State, and US Senators and Representative are, their local and D.C. contact info, their voting record, Commitee Members who are in control of which Bills reach the Floor to be voted on, Bills in Congress, Action Alerts, Letters to Leaders, and tips on communicating with elected officials at:

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