Contact Elected Officials

​​​​​​​​The most effective way of contacting your elected officials is by personal letter or email message.

For Governor Snyder all mail should be addressed as follows:

The Honorable Rick D. Snyder
State of Michigan
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, MI 48909

Dear Governor Snyder

For State Senators:

The Honorable (full name)
State Senator
State Capitol
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

Dear Senator (last name):

For State Representatives:

The Honorable (full name)
State Representative
State Capitol
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514

Dear Representative (last name):

You may look up the names and correct spellings of Senators at Find Your Senator.
You may look up the names and correct spellings of Representatives at Find Your Representative.

When contacting your elected official, take advantage of the following tips:

  • Always include your last name and address on the letter. A letter cannot be answered if there is no return address or the signature is illegible.

  • Be friendly and respectful. Remember, your actions, tone, and attitude will reflect upon you and CMU.

  • Be brief. Write one page with a short opening and two to three paragraphs on the subject. Feel free to use our sample letter or our advocacy talking points.

  • Be candid and personal. Include how you have benefited from CMU and higher education in general.

  • Inform the CMU Government Relations staff. Please let us know of any contacts you make and any response you receive from an elected official. We need to track communication from legislators.