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Contacting Your Elected Officials

There are times when you may want to contact you elected officials–the people who represent you as members of ¬†Congress, the Michigan Legislature or on your County Board of Commissioners. Elected officials are often eager to hear from their constituents. They want to hear about your concerns, thoughts and ideas. There are several ways to contact the people who represent you and your community.

Ways to contact your elected officials

You can:

  • Arrange a visit
  • Call them on the phone
  • Send them a letter
  • Send them an email

Sample letter for Senior Action Day: June 24, 2020

Below are letters that you can personalize with your legislators name and your personal information. The letters explain how older adults were disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic and ask legislators to:

  1. Protect funding for senior programs
  2. Allow for a temporary wage increase and longer-term wage solutions for those workers providing direct care services to older adults and people with disabilities.

Don’t forget to personalize by adding your senator’s or representatives name and your signature.

Sample Letter to Michigan Senator–Senior Day of Action
Sample Letter to Michigan Representative–Senior Day of Action


Contact information for your elected officials

The documents below include specific contact information for elected officials in each of the six counties that the Area Agency on Aging 1-B serves. along with some tips for making your communications effective and impactful.

Livingston County Congressional and Legislative Contacts
Macomb County Congressional and Legislative Contacts
Monroe County Congressional and Legislative Contacts
Oakland County Congressional and Legislative Contacts
St. Clair County Congressional and Legislative Contacts
Washtenaw County Congressional and Legislative Contacts