Whether you voted for them or not, it’s always a good idea to be in contact with public officials who represent you. In 2017, it’s critical because Republicans now control both the U.S. House and Senate, not to mention the White House.
Trump administration appointments are being named right now, most of which require approval by the U.S. Senate. The nominees have the alarming common thread of disdain for the organizations they’re being asked to lead. And with the exception of military generals, most of them have no public service background (like the president-elect himself).
Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are both likely to support Trump appointments,
so it’s critical that we register our concerns as clearly as possible and
in as many numbers as possible.
While we do that, we should remind our Senators that their allegiance should be:
- First to ALL the citizens of their state (including democrats) and
- Second to their political party.
This is particularly true for Senators, who hold state-wide positions of representation.
You always have the option of sending a letter or email, but multiple sources have confirmed that the most effective way of registering your thoughts is with a phone call. And many of those same sources point to the local offices being the easiest to reach. With that in mind, choose the best way for you to contact our Senators from the information below:
U.S. Senate Office
217 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
P: (202) 224-3154
F: (202) 228-2981
201 North Front Street, Suite 809, Wilmington, NC 28401
P: (888) 848-1833 or (910) 251-1058
F: (910) 251-7975
2000 West First Street, Suite 508, Winston-Salem, NC 27104
P: (800) 685-8916 or (336) 631-5125
F: (336) 725-4493
Rocky Mount Office
100 Coast Line Street, Room 210, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
P: (252) 977-9522
F: (252) 977-7902
Federal Building, 151 Patton Avenue, Suite 204, Asheville, NC 28801
P: (828) 350-2437
F: (828) 350-2439
* Field office – by appointment only.
U.S. Senate Office
185 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6342
Fax: (202) 228-2563
310 New Bern Avenue, Suite 122, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 856-4630
Fax: (919) 856-4053
9300 Harris Corners Pkwy, Suite 170, Charlotte, NC 28269
Phone: (704) 509-9087
Fax: (704) 509-9162
1694 E. Arlington Blvd, Suite B, Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: (252) 329-0371
Fax: (252) 329-0290
1 Historic Courthouse Square, Suite 112, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 693-8750
Fax: (828) 693-9724
High Point Office
1840 Eastchester Drive, Suite 200, High Point, NC 27265
Phone: (336) 885-0685
Fax: (336) 885-0692
With GOP control of the NC General Assembly, as well as the US Congress and Presidency, the headline narrative is that Republicans are in control.They quickly want you to forget that partisan gerrymandering and active voter suppression have helped them get and keep control. At times, they even try to claim they have a “mandate” to advance conservative policies.
Do not hesitate or feel intimidated – these people have been elected to represent our interests in the U.S. Senate, and it’s our right to make sure they know what our interests are. Not only is that our right, it’s our job as engaged citizens. So let’s get calling!