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National Write to Congress Day

Make your voice heard - join the thousands of citizens celebrating National Write to Congress Day and share your opinions with your representatives!
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Introduction

It's time to make your voice heard on National Write to Congress Day on January 3rd! This day was created to encourage citizens everywhere to take action and be an active participant in our democracy by writing letters to their elected representatives. It is a great way for citizens to express their views and opinions, as well as give feedback about what they want to see from their government. By participating in this day, you can help ensure that the people you elected are representing your interests. So grab a pen and paper and get ready to write!

History of National Write to Congress Day

National Write to Congress Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1789</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>U.S. Constitution Ratified</div><div class='timeline-text'>The U.S. Constitution was ratified, establishing the importance and right of citizens' communication with their representatives.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1843</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Penny Post</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Penny Post system, the first affordable postal rate, was introduced, facilitating communication between citizens and government officials.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1879</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Letter to Congress" Publication</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first widely publicized "Letter to Congress" was published by prominent suffragist Susan B. Anthony, garnering national attention.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Decrease in Letter Writing</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the advancement in telecommunication technologies like telephone and television, the practice of letter-writing to Congress saw a decline.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Email Correspondence Rise</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the progression of digital age, emails began to replace traditional mail as a way to communicate with elected officials.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Write to Congress Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Write to Congress Day was instituted to remind and empower citizens to communicate with their elected officials.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Write to Congress Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write a Letter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you have an opinion about something, take the time to write a letter to your elected representatives in Congress. Explain your opinion, why it matters and how it affects your life.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a Town Hall Meeting</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find out if your local representative is holding a town hall meeting near you and attend. This is a great way to share your opinion and make sure it is heard.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a Community Event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather fellow citizens and organize an event where people can come together to discuss their ideas and share stories with their elected representatives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Call Your Representative</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the time to call your elected representatives in Congress and let them know what you think. They need to hear from you!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share Your Story</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Share your story on social media or write an op-ed for your local newspaper. It is important that your voice is heard.</p></div></div>

Why National Write to Congress Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages civic engagement</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Write to Congress Day provides an opportunity for citizens to make their voices heard on important issues. Writing to congress is an effective way to reach out and express your opinion, letting your representatives know what matters most to you.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It strengthens understanding between lawmakers & constituents</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Writing to congress can help build bridges between legislators and their constituents, creating an atmosphere of mutual dialogue and understanding. It's important for elected officials to recognize how their actions affect the people they represent, and writing to them can help establish a better connection.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It increases awareness of important topics</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By writing letters to congressional representatives, citizens can raise awareness about critical issues in their local community or countrywide. These conversations are essential in opening up the lines of communication between governmental institutions and individuals so that everyone feels like they have a say in the matters that concern them.</p></div></div>

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When is National Write to Congress Day?

National Write to Congress Day is celebrated on January 3 every year. In 2024 National Write to Congress Day will occur on a Wednesday.

National Write to Congress Day Dates

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Day

2023

Jan 3

Tuesday

2024

Jan 3

Wednesday

2025

Jan 3

Friday

2026

Jan 3

Saturday

2027

Jan 3

Sunday

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