FiscalNote’s mailing list feature allows you to create, store, and export lists of legislators and their staff so you can take action on important issues in the states and Congress. For state teams, you can easily create email lists of legislators by filtering by chamber, party, committee, and committee position. For federal teams, creating the same list of legislators enables you to filter down on staff title and issue area.
Start by clicking the Mailing Lists button on the left-hand menu. Next, click the green “New List” button to create your first Mailing List.
Give your new Mailing List a name - choose a descriptive name such as “Congress” so that you can remember the content of the list. To begin adding the legislators you want to engage, either search for them in the search bar or click the control panel icon to access our powerful filters.
To search for legislators using filters, click the filter icon . You can select the state(s) you want to filter by, and then Chamber, Party, and Committee. You must select at least one Chamber and one Party to continue. Click search to find those legislators.
Now that you’ve found the list of legislators you’d like to create a Mailing List from, simply add them to your list and then click Save. To do this:
- Click on the top left checkbox of the list of legislators and choose “Select All.”
- Next, click the green button that says “Add all currently selected.”
- You can remove legislators from the list on the right hand panel by clicking the red “Remove Button” (for example, if there’s one legislator that you know won’t be receptive to your message).
- Finally, click the green “Save” button to create your list.
You can choose to include legislators or their staff. In this case, we want just the legislators, so we’ll deselect staff. Next, you can click the “Email” button and either email directly through your email client or through Gmail. By default, if you export directly to your Email client, the emails go into the BCC line. You can also export a .CSV file of your mailing list. It’s just that simple!
If you receive bounceback notifications from your emails to elected officials or staff, please forward those notifications to firstname.lastname@example.org in order for us to better assist you in updating their contact information.