Your Congressional Representative
Do you oppose the border wall? Call your Representative to let them know.
President Trump is determined to build a wall along the U.S.–Mexico border, and will continue to press Congress to fund it. While Trump has suggested he might not go so far as to shut down the federal government this week over his $1.4 billion funding request for the wall, it’s too soon to declare victory. As Congress debates the federal budget, you can make a difference by calling your elected representative and telling them why you think the border wall would be expensive, ineffective, and harmful to communities across the United States—as well as for U.S. relations and interests in Latin America.
What to say
"Hi, my name is [your name] and I'm a constituent from [your town/city]. I'm calling because I think a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would be a wasteful and ineffective use of public funds. Please tell [rep name] to oppose funding for the wall. Thank you for your time."
What to expect
You will likely talk to a congressional staffer or an intern dedicated to constituent services. They will take down your name, opinion and relay that information for your representative. Many offices tally the number of constituents that call to support or oppose various issues.
In general, it's better to speak to a person than to leave a voicemail.