Contact your Legislator

Contact your Federal, State, County and Local Elected Officials

An email, phone call, letter, facebook note, twitter – any way you can, please contact your elected official and ask that they take action to reduce the nutrients/algae in Lake Erie.
You can also ask that Ohio get involved with the Detroit wastewater permit up for review in Michigan in April 2012(the Detroit wastewater plant’s discharges are over 5% of the phosphorous in Lake Erie); ask for a ban on fertilizer(including manure) on frozen ground and ask for an end to open Lake dumping of Toledo shipping channel sediments. All of these contribute to the algae problem.
It would also help if there were continuous monitors for phosphorous, nitrates, and oxygen at the mouth of the Detroit and Maumee Rivers to get first hand data on the volume of phosphorous and nitrates coming into Lake Erie. The Maumee and Detroit Rivers contribute over 80% of the phosphorous to Lake Erie – each over 40%.
For a sample resolution that governments and organizations can adopt and send to Governor Kasich and the Ohio legislature click here.
For further information contact Sandy Bihn sandylakeerie@aol.com, 419-691-3788.

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State

Federal

Below is the contact information for your federal representatives.  You may visit their web sites and use the contact features contained there or you may call them, Facebook, Twitter or send letters via snail mail to their respective addresses:

 

OHIO

Sherrod Brown, United States Senator; Ohio
713 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2315 voice
(202) 228-6321 fax
Web: http://brown.senate.gov/
Email: http://brown.senate.gov/contact/



Robert Portman Ohio Senator

338 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3353

Web: http://www.portman.senate.gov/public/
Email: http://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

 

Jim Jordan, 4th District Ohio US Representative  
515 Cannon House Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-2676 voice
(202) 226-0577 fax

Web: http://jordan.house.gov/
Email: http://jordan.house.gov/Contact/

 

Bob Latta 5th District Ohio US Representative
1323 Longworth House Office Building  H.O.B.
Washington, D.C. 20515-3505
202-225-6405 (Voice)
202-225-1985(Fax)
Web: http://latta.house.gov/
Email: http://latta.house.gov/Contact/

 

John Boehner, 8th District Ohio US Representative
1011 Longworth H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-6205 voice
(202) 225-0704 fax

Web: http://johnboehner.house.gov/

Email: http://boehner.house.gov/Contact/

 

Marcy Kaptur 9th District Ohio US Representative

2186 Rayburn H.O.B.

Washington, D.C. 20515-3509

202-225-4146 (Voice)

202-225-7711(Fax)

Web: http://www.kaptur.house.gov/

 

Dennis Kucinich 10h District Ohio US Representative

2445 Rayburn H.O.B.

Washington, D.C. 20515-3509

202-225-5871 (Voice)

202-225-5745(Fax)

Web: http://kucinich.house.gov/

 

Betty Sutton 13th District Ohio US Representative

1519 Longworth House Office Building  H.O.B.

Washington, D.C. 20515-3505

202-225-3401 (Voice)

202-225-2266(Fax)

Web: http://sutton.house.gov/

 

Steven LaTourette 14th District Ohio US Representative  

2445 Rayburn H.O.B.

Washington, D.C. 20515-3514

202-225-5731 (Voice)

202-225-3307(Fax)

Web: http://latourette.house.gov/

 

James Renacci 16th District Ohio US Representative

130 Cannon House Office Building  H.O.B.

Washington, D.C. 20515-3516

202-225-3876 (Voice)

202-225-3059(Fax)

Web: http://renacci.house.gov/

Email: http://renacci.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=58&sectiontree=3,58

 

 

Tim Ryan 17th District Ohio US Representative

1421 Longworth House Office Building  H.O.B.

Washington, D.C. 20515-3517

202-225-5261 (Voice)

202-225-3719(Fax)

Web: http://timryan.house.gov/

Email: https://forms.house.gov/timryan/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm

 

MICHIGAN

 

Carl Levin, United States Senate
269 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510-2202
(202) 224-6221 voice
(513) 684.1388 fax

Web:  http://levin.senate.gov/

Email: https://www.levin.senate.gov/contact/email/

 

Debbie Stabenew, United States Senate
133 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20510-2203
(202) 224-4822 voice
(513) 684.0325 fax

Web: http://www.stabenow.senate.gov/

Email: http://www.stabenow.senate.gov/?p=contact

 

John Dingell, 15th District United States Reprenstative
2328 Rayburn Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-2215
(202) 224-4071 voice
(513) 684-0371 fax

Web: http://dingell.house.gov/

Email: https://dingell.house.gov/contact/email-me.shtml

 

Tim Walberg, 7th District United States Representative
418 Cannon Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515-2207
(202) 224-6276 voice
(513) 684.1388 fax

Web: http://walberg.house.gov/

Email: http://walberg.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=58