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Calling Congress:

You can call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for your senators’ and / or representative’s office. You can also call your senators directly here: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state&Sort=ASC and your representative here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

Remember that you will be talking to a staffer, not the member of Congress. The offices keep tallies of how many constituents call regarding the same issue within a certain timeframe, so it is imperative to have as many people call as possible.

Phone Script:

Hello, this is (senator or representative)’s office. 

Hi, my name is (name) and I live in (city). I’d like to speak to the staffer who works on immigration.

Hold on, while I check if that person is available…I’m sorry. They’re not available right now. Can I take a message?

Yes, I’m calling about the inhumane conditions migrant children are facing at the border in detention centers. Reports are saying many children who bleed are only receiving one pad per month. That is not enough for anyone on their period. I would like (senator or representative’s name) to put pressure on the administration, specifically DHS, to provide the menstrual products and education these kids deserve.

Thanks for your message. Can I get your full name, address, and phone number?

(full name), (address), and (phone number.

Thank you, I will pass it on.

Thank you.