Email popup links to many legislators are below (click the hyperlink and an email will open, ready to write), together with links to websites where you can look for other state legislators. When you write, be sure to add your full name and local address to your email. Your voice counts whether you are a voter, a resident, or a second-home owner or renter.

Western Connecticut Legislators

To open an email that is ready to complete, just click the links below. Or copy these into a single email: craig.miner@cga.ct.gov; william.buckbee@gmail.com; maria.horn@cga.ct.gov; richard.smith@housegop.ct.gov; bob.godfrey@cga.ct.gov; david.arconti@cga.ct.gov; thetraincampaign@gmail.com.

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D – CT)
706 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2823
Contact: www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact/

Senator Christopher Murphy (D – CT)
136 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4041
Contact: www.murphy.senate.gov/contact

Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (D – CT)
1415 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4476
https://hayes.house.gov/contact/email-me

You can also click here to Find Your Legislator.

Berkshire County Legislators

To open an email that is ready to complete, just click the links below. Or copy these into a single email: tricia.farley-bouvier@mahouse.gov; smitty.pignatelli@mahouse.gov; paul.mark@mahouse.gov; john.barrett@mahouse.gov; adam.hinds@masenate.gov; thetraincampaign@gmail.com.

Massachusetts elected officials

You can also click here to Find Your Legislator.

Senator Edward Markey
1550 Main Street, 4th Floor
Springfield, MA 01101
413-785-4610

Senator Elizabeth A. Warren
1550 Main Street, Suite 406
Springfield, MA 01103
413-788-2690

Congressman James McGovern, 2nd Congressional District
94 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060
413-341-8700

Congressman Richard E. Neal, 1st Congressional District
300 State Street, Suite 200
Springfield, MA 01105
413-785-0325

Tips for writing

  • Focus on the letter or email’s recipient and what they are likely to care about. Political representatives want his or her constituents to be happy and prosperous, they want good press, and they do not want bad press. Suggest that that they will benefit from doing what you propose, especially if they take a leadership role. And provide them with sensible arguments and telling anecdotes that they can use to persuade others to pay attention to your issue.
  • Make clear that you are a constituent and a voter.
    Present the argument for investment in train service in terms of things they know about and understand. Right now, job creation is probably the best argument to use, but there are many other benefits to good train service.
  • Make it clear that you will not only use the trains but will encourage others to use them. You may want to say that you have talked to a certain number of other people who share your opinion.
  • If you have a public platform of any kind (lots of Twitter followers, even) or particularly strong, relevant network because of your job or role in local organizations, make sure to say that you’ll be speaking and writing to your friends and colleagues.
  • Add a personal note if you have any other special connection with them.
  • Praise and thanks are always welcome, so if you have good things to say about their past efforts, do so.