Step One: Research Your Representative

  • Look up your representative and senators. Be aware: websites such as do not always have the most up-to-date information.
  • Before meeting with your representative, it is good to know more about them and their career: how long they have served, whether they have announced plans for retirement, committee and caucus membership(s), voting records, leadership within their political party, religious affiliation, issue positions, and campaign finance records are all helpful information. This website allows you to see the voting records of all roll call votes (Select House or Senate > Session > “Roll” number next to the bill). Political Galaxy allows you to search by representative and view their biographies, voting records, issue positions, and campaign finance records. You can also consult the official website of your member to see which committees and caucuses they sit on, as well as their policy positions.