Like members of Congress, the President monitors emails, letters and tallies phone calls to determine which issues are important to voters. On average, the White House receives 20,000 letters and e-mails every day and they are all read by White House staff. The staff consists of 50 full-time mail analysts, 25 interns and over 1,500 volunteers who read these letters. After analyzing the letters the team then picks 10 letters per day to be read by the President.


1. Phone: To call the White House, the number for the comments line is 202-456-1111 and the switchboard line is 202-456-1414

2. Email: Click here to email the President. The White House prefers receiving communications from constituents via email.

3. Mail: If the letter is handwritten, it is recommended that it be in pen and neatly written. Include a return address on the letter and a work address as well, if that is an option. Send all letters to:


The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500


Sources: NPR, White House


What to Say When you Call:

“I’m a Borgen Project supporter and I would like the President to increase funding for the International Affairs Budget.”