Contact Your Legislator

 

CONTACTING LEGISLATORS

Telephone

During sessions, call the Session Information Desk at 406.444.4800 to leave a message for as many as five legislators or one legislative committee per call. Your message will be delivered directly to the legislators. The TTY (Telephone Device for the Deaf) number is 406.444.4462.

The Session Information Desk is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 8 a.m. to adjournment.

Fax

During sessions:

  • House 406.444.4825
  • Senate 406.444.4875

Online

During sessions: go to http://leg.mt.gov/css/default.asp

  • On left scroll bar, click on Legislators
  • Click on Contact a Legislator
  • At mid page under Online click on Online Message Form
  • Follow instructions

Hint:  If you are contacting multiple legislators with the same message, type you comment in a word document and then cut and paste that comment into each legislator’s message form!

MAIL

A well-written letter is one of the best ways to let your legislator know your thoughts and opinions about a particular issue. Here are some tips for getting your message across effectively:

  • Be brief.
  • Use your own words. Form letters don’t have the same impact as personal, informed opinions.
  • Address your letter to a specific legislator. Depending on your message, you may want to write to the bill sponsor, certain members of the committee or your own legislative representative. Please do not send letters to the entire legislature.
  • Identify bills by their number, title and sponsor.
  • Explain your position. Communicate clearly your thoughts and feedback on the bill and specifically ask for your legislator’s support or opposition.
  • Source your information. When providing data or information in your letter, clearly source where it was obtained.
  • Include personal information. Include your name, address and a little about who you are (this could be where you work or what school you attend).

Address letters to:

Senator XXXX
Montana Senate
PO Box 200500
Helena, MT 59620-0500

or

Rep. XXXX
Montana House of Representatives
PO Box 200400
Helena, MT 59620-0400