Using E-mail More Effectively to Contact Your State Senator

When drafting a message, please follow these simple guidelines to ensure that your e-mail is properly directed to your senator so that it receives the attention it deserves.

  • Always include your name, home address and phone number. It is especially important to identify your town since legislators’ first priority is to respond to their constituents.
  • If you are writing about a specific bill, it is helpful to include the bill number to ensure that your comments are properly registered. The General Assembly’s Web site ( provides up-to-date information on legislation that can be very useful when corresponding with legislators.
  • Consider signing up for your senator’s e-mail newsletter in order to receive regular updates and send timely replies when you have a comment. You can sign up using the form on our home page.