Editor’s Note – For a more current list of New Jersey Congressional delegation’s, telephone numbers, and district office locations see the January 5, 2013 post, “Contacting Congress”.
You may have thought by winning the election all our unresolved issues would fall into place. Not so easy. Keep in mind the rich and powerful do not relinquish power easily. To improve our situation may require a bit of organizing, again.
As you surf the web you may discover a number of websites pointing you in the right direction by voicing your opinions with your elected officials in Washington. With only a few weeks left until the “fiscal cliff” arrives you may wish to get in touch with your Congressman. (Sorry, no women in Congress from New Jersey since Marge Roukema, who served 1981-2003). Several sites will identify who your Congressman is if you don’t know. Check out the following:
Communicating with Congress – by Congress.org – providing a lot of tips such as the fact that our representatives prefer to receive email. However, it gives the phone number for the U.S. Capital Switchboard, 202-224-3121.
Contacting the Congress – by Juan Cabanela. A site that has been around since 1995. Enter your address to identify who your representative is, and then complete a form. Almost as easy as sending a postcard.
Find Your Representative – by U.S. House of Representatives. “Identify your member and let your opinion be heard.”
If you wish to telephone your Representative, listed below are the telephone numbers of each member’s Washington and district offices. Phone calls are most often taken by a staff member. Ask to speak to the aide or legislative assistant who handles the issue of your concern. Also listed is the link to each Representative’s email contact form.
1st District – Robert Andrews (D)
Haddon Heights 856-546-5100
2nd District – Frank LoBiondo (R)
Mays Landing 800-471-4450 or 609-625-5008
3rd District – Jon Runyan (R)
Mount Laurel 856-780-6436
Toms River 732-279-6013
4th District – Chris Smith (R)
5th District – Scott Garrett (R)
Glen Rock 201-444-5454
6th District – Frank Pallone, Jr. (D)
Long Branch 732-571-1140
New Brunswick 732-249-8892
7th District – Leonard Lance (R)
8th District – Bill Pascrell (D)
9th District – Steven Rothman (D)
Jersey City 201-798-1366
10th District – Donald Payne, Jr. (D)
Jersey City 201-369-0392
11th District – Rodney Frelinghuysen (R)
12th District – Rush Holt (D)
West Windsor 609-750-9365
13th District – Albio Sires (D)
Jersey City 201-222-2828
Perth Amboy 732-442-0610
West New York 201-558-0800
The income inequality gap between low and medium income earners and the top 1% has widened considerably in the last 30 years. Make your voice heard today.