2. Express Yourself

2. Express Yourself

Once you have educated yourself about the issues and formulated an opinion, let someone know what you think. Here's a brief list to get you started.

Contact the Governor

As a citizen, you are welcomed and encouraged to express your opinions to the Governor. There are several ways to do this. Visit the Governor's Office located in the East Annex of the Capitol. With the Governor's busy schedule, it's unlikely that you will actually speak with him/her personally. But you can leave a letter at the front desk. If you can't make it to the Capitol, you can email or write to the Governor at the following address:

Governor of California
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841
Fax: 916-445-4633
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There are also district offices in Fresno, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

Contact Your Legislator

The California Legislature is responsible for creating laws that represent the best interests of California's citizens. Find your Legislator and let him or her know what your opinions are on issues that are of concern to you.

Contact an Advocacy Group

Legislative advocates, also called lobbyists, play a critical role in California politics by voicing and defending the concerns of public and private groups to the Legislature. There are hundreds of groups that address a myriad of political issues every year. All advocacy groups are required to register with the Secretary of State's Office. A current directory of legislative advocates can be found on the Internet.

Visit The Museum

California State Capitol Museum
10th and L Streets
State Capitol
Room B-27
1315 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-0333
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