Postcards are the most effective and economic way to make contact in writing. They are easy to make, least expensive to mail, and most likely to be seen — particularly if you use a paper color that stands out!
A good way to get the attention of your individual Senator and Representative is to flood the congressional mailroom with postcards from your district. The find your legislator tool will give you both state and federal contact information.
Postcard Stamps can be purchased in rolls at the post office — 100 stamps = $35.00.
Card Stock Paper in 8.5 x 11" sheets can be purchased and cut into postcard size (4 per sheet).
Our ERA Postcard Template will give a unified look. Contact us if you'd like a personalized template for your group.
One Stop Shopping — at Staples
- Download the template onto your computer, and print a copy at home; or save it to your phone, and print a copy at the store.
- Pick 8.5 x 11" card stock (65 lbs weight). Staples people will walk you thru the copier process.
- Allow sufficient time (probably overnight) to have Staples cut the paper to postcard size.
- Buy good quality pens (like BIC Velocity Bold) for contrast.
Depending on the number, finished postcards should cost $.05-10 cents/each (plus postage = $.40-.45/in the mail). See graphics below for USPS address placement regulations.
A word about the expense ...
Dollars spent on this can add up, but if the cost is shared, it lessens the pain. Below are some cost sharing suggestions.
- Let participants know the cost ahead of time and suggest a contribution they could make.
- Based on number of cards produced, ask 1 or 2 volunteers to bring stamps. The first class postcard rate is 35 cents.
- Set out a tip jar for donations.
For postcard copy suggestions, click here. If you'd prefer to write a letter, click here.
Mailing address for all SC House members is PO Box 11867 Columbia SC 29211.
Mailing address for all SC Senate members is PO Box 142 Columbia SC 29202.
Names and additional contact information for the 2021-2022 South Carolina Senate and House can be found at the Senate and House Scorecards. Also, a link to each chambers Judiciary Committee can be found at the bottom of their scorecard's page. All resolutions have to pass through the judiciary committees before they are heard on the individual chamber's floor.
Contact info for Federal Legislators is below:
United States Senate
House of Representatives
District 1: Nancy Mace
District 2: Joe Wilson
District 3: Jeff Duncan
District 4: William Timmons
District 5: Ralph Norman
District 6: James "Jim" Clyburn
District 7: Tom Rice
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