Advocacy Tips: Communicating with the White House
Sometimes you may want to call or write the White House to register your opinions. The Administration uses calls and letters to the White House as a gauge of public opinion. Communicating with the Executive Office can be as important as calls and letters to Congress.
To write to the White House, start your letter with "Dear Mr. President."
If you would like to call the White House in response to a particular issue, you can call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111 to register your opinions on selected issues using your touch-tone phone. You may also choose to leave your message with an operator if you wish.
You can also use e-mail to send your message to the White House. If you have access to the Internet, you can e-mail your opinions to: President@WhiteHouse.gov.
And finally, the White House fax number is 202-456-2461.
Many of the same pointers for communicating with Congress apply to the White House as well: see "Influencing Congress".