My Congressmen... Who are they?If you’re wondering who are my Congressmen, then look no further. The Borgen Project has the inside scoop on who your Congressmen and Congresswomen are and how to contact them.

Everyone living in the United States is served by 2 U.S. Senators and 1 U.S. Representative. Enter your zip code below to find their name and phone number.

100 Senators + 435 Representatives = Congress

Congress in Simple Terms…

  • You have three members of Congress who represent you in D.C. – two Senators and one Representative.
  • Senators serve 6-year terms in the Senate and there are two from each state.
  • Representatives serve 2-year terms in the House of Representatives. The number of representatives from each state is determined by population. For example, there are numerous Representatives from New York City while there is only one Representative serving the entire state of Alaska.
  • Representatives are frequently referred to as Congressmen, Congresswomen or Reps.

Learn how to call Congress and why these phone calls help influence leaders.


Political Social Media Strategies
Twitter and FaceBook have become important tools for leaders to communicate to the public and gauge public opinion. Many members of Congress do their own tweeting… Some members even do too much tweeting #anthonyweiner. All members of Congress also have staffers (usually the Communications Director) who are in charge of monitoring what people are saying to/about the leader on social media.


Step 1. Find your leaders social media accounts. The following links might be helpful.

Step 2. Follow/add your leaders.

Step 3. Occasionally tweet/post comments in support of the International Affairs Budget or key poverty-reduction bills.


@SenFeinstein Please increase USAID funding. @borgenproject

@PRyan Please cosponsor the Food for Peace Reform Act. @borgenproject


Find legislation to Tweet about.



Political Social Media Strategies