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Contact Your Elected Officials

Contact your Elected Officials

Elected officials represent critical decision-making bodies that directly shape policies impacting children, youth and families. They play an important role in shaping outcomes for youth and they set priorities for how states invest resources to achieve those outcomes. Now is the time to contact them and let them know how important ELO programs are to you and your community.

Find your Nebraska State Representative or See a full list of the Nebraska State Representatives

United States Senators

Sen. Deb Fischer

Lincoln Office

440 North 8th Street
Suite 120
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
Phone: (402) 441-4600

Omaha Office

11819 Miracle Hills Drive
Suite 205
Omaha, Nebraska 68154
Phone: (402) 391-3411

Kearney Office

20 West 23rd Street
Kearney, NE 68847
Phone: (308) 234-2361

Scottsbluff Office

1110 Circle Drive
Suite F2
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Phone: (308) 630-2329

Washington D.C. Phone: (202) 224-6551

Sen. Ben Sasse

Kearney Office

4111 Fourth Avenue, Suite 26 
Kearney, NE 68845
Phone: 308-233-3677

Lincoln Office

287 Federal Building 100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-476-1400

Scottsbluff Office

115 Railway Street, Suite C102
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Phone: 308-632-6032

D.C. Phone: (202) 224-4224


United States Representatives

Representative Jeff Fortenberry – District 1
301 South 13th Street, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68508
Lincoln: (402) 438-1598

125 S. 4th Street, Suite 101, Norfolk, NE 68701
Norfolk: (402) 379-2064

P.O. Box377629 Broad Street, Fremont, NE 68026
Fremont: (402) 727-0888

Washington D.C.: (202) 225-4806

Representative Brad Ashford – District 2
7126 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE 68106
Omaha: (402) 916-5678 

Washington DC: (202) 225-4155

Representative Adrian Smith – District 3
416 Valley View Drive Suite 600, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Scottsbluff: (308) 633-6333

1811 West Second Street Suite 105, Grand Island, NE 68803
Grand island: (308) 384-3900

Washington DC: (202) 225-6435

3 Ways to Communicate with your Legislature

1.Write a letter

  • Hand-written letters are the most effective
  • Express your issue/concern in as few as 3-4 sentences
  • Ask your legislator for something specific, such as co-sponsorship of legislation
  • Get ideas from samples, but it is always best to use your own words

2. Make a phone call

  • Introduce yourself to the person answering the phone, let them know that you are a constituent
  • In a few sentences, say what you would like the legislator to do and why it is important to you and your community
  • Phone calls are especially effective right before scheduled votes (view sample outline for your phone call now)

3. Schedule a visit

  • Face-to-face meetings are the most effective way of connecting with your elected official
  • Meet them in your community when they’re on recess or travel to their offices
  • Share your concerns, stories, and facts regarding ELOs (View further tips and sample outlines for your meeting)
  • Ask your senator or representative for something specific, like co-sponsorship of legislation or their vote in favor of an important legislative bill
  • Leave time for them to ask questions of you, but know it’s okay if you don’t have an answer to all questions. You can always follow up with them after the meeting with more information
  • Invite them to visit your program
  • Bring leave behind materials—important fact sheets, visual data documents and your program information
  • Always remember to send a thank you note following a visit to continue to build a relationship with your legislators