Senator Marco Rubio


Phone Numbers:

     Washington, DC: 202-224-3041

     Tampa: 813-287-5035


Office Locations:

     5201 West Kennedy Blvd. Suite 530, Tampa FL 33609

     284 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC  20510


You can email Senator Rubio and sign up for his email here.

Senator Rubio's facebook page is here.

Senator Rubio's Twitter account is here.

Congressman Tom Rooney (Dist. 17)


Phone Numbers:
     Washington DC: 202-225-5792
     Punta Gorda: 941-575-9101
     Okeechobee: 863-402-9082
     Sebring: 863-402-9084

Fax Numbers:
     Washington DC: 202-225-3132
     Punta Gorda: 941-575-9103
     Okeechobee: 863-402-9084

District Offices:
     226 Taylor Street, Suite 230 Punta Gorda FL 33950
     304 NW 2nd Street Room 105 Okeechobee, FL 34972
     4507 George Blvd Sebring, FL 33875

You can email Rep. Rooney and sign up for his newsletter here.
Rep. Rooney's Facebook page is here.

You can read his Twitter feed here.

Congressman Francis Rooney (Dist. 19)


Phone Numbers:

     Washington, DC: 202-225-2536

     Naples: 239-252-6225

     Cape Coral: 239-599-6033


District Offices:

     3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112

     1039 SE 9th Avenue, Suite 308, Cape Coral, FL 33990


You can email Rep. Rooney and sign up for his newsletter here.

Rep. Rooney's Facebook page is here.

You can read his Twitter feed here.

Contact Your Representative

Action Together Suncoast

Congressman Vern Buchanan (Dist. 16)

Phone Numbers:
     Washington, DC: 202-225-5015
     Bradenton: 941-747-9081
     Sarasota: 941-951-6643

Fax Numbers:
     Washington, DC: 202-226-0828
     Bradenton: 941-748-1564
     Sarasota: 941-951-2972

District Offices:
     1151 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton, FL 34205
     111 South Orange Ave. Floor 2R Suite 202West
     Sarasota, FL 34236

You can email Rep. Buchanan and sign up for his email here.
Rep. Buchanan’s facebook page is here.
Rep. Buchanan’s twitter account is here.



Senator Bill Nelson


Phone Numbers:

     Washington, DC:  202-224-5274

     Tampa :  813-225-7040


Fax Numbers:

     Washington, DC: 202-228-2183

     Tampa: 813-225-7050


Office Locations:

     216 Senate Hart Office Building, Washington, DC  20510

     801 N. Florida Ave, Floor 4, Tampa, FL 33602


You can email Senator Nelson and sign up for his email here.

Senator Nelson's facebook page is here.

Senator Nelson's Twitter account is here.

ACTION TO TAKE:


This week, the conference committees (read our conference 101 explainer) will meet and begin to resolve the differences between the House and Senate tax bills. There are enough differences between the two bills that they face real challenges in reaching a compromise that works for enough of their members in both houses. Senators Collins (R-ME) and Flake (R-AZ) both claimed to receive assurances from GOP leadership that their concerns would be addressed before a final vote, if they voted yes on the Senate’s version last week.This bill is NOT a done deal. Your voice can make a difference in this fight if you keep up the pressure.


Call Rubio and Nelson now.  For Rubio, read our call scripts here to inform your conversation. For Nelson, let him know you’re thankful he voted against the tax scam and you hope he stays strong when the bill comes back from conference.


2. A quick update with some terrific news. Sen. Greg Steube's three gun bills have been shut down in his Judiciary Committee, with two south Florida Republicans saying they could not vote for these dangerous bills. Thank Anitere Flores and Rene Garcia for making courageous choices: Flores: (305) 222-4117 and Garcia: (305) 364-3100. This is great news.

In Washington, meanwhile, the House Rules Committee reported out the Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill (HR 38) on a party-line vote, 8-3. The full House is expected to vote on the bill as soon as 2 pm today (Wednesday). Call Rep. Vern Buchanan and tell him you want him to be as courageous as the Republican state senators in south Florida and to vote NO on this bill, as the majority of Floridians -- and Americans -- want him to. And if you haven't called Charlie Crist (202-225-5961) and Carlos Curbelo (202-225-2778), please do that, too.


3. Last week, both the House and Senate passed a “continuing resolution” (CR) to keep the government open for another two weeks -- without including a clean DREAM Act.  Let us be clear: a vote for the CR was a vote to deport Dreamers. And plenty of Democrats in both the House and Senate failed Dreamers.


Neither Nelson nor Rubio have signed on to the pledge to vote no on the CR until is contains a DREAM Act. We need to call both and demand that they make it right by voting against the next CR (sometime the week of December 18). Here is a call script.

4. Keep up the pressure on our legislators regarding health care. Even though the ACA is still in place, this administration keeps trying to dismantle it. So call, e-mail, tweet, send up smoke signals, whatever! We need to keep letting them know that we want single-payer universal healthcare. Here is information from the Physicians for a National Healthcare Program about their single-payer proposal.


5. The ACA open enrollment period has been shortened to 45 days (December 15th is the cut-off) and the budget for outreach has been decimated. Make sure your friends and neighbors know that they should be meeting with a navigator or an insurance agent (yes, they can help) to review their options. If you are covered through the marketplace, make sure to review your options. The government's website is up and running here.


6. Fight for Net Neutrality. Call and tell our representatives that we want to preserve it.


7. Donate to Action Together Suncoast to cover expenses for our new brochure and upcoming events. Donate here.


8. Get the 5 Calls app for your phone or tablet and make a commitment to call each morning. It makes it very easy to pick the issue that is of most concern for you, gives you talking points, and lets you track your calls. Check out the website here.


9. Check out the calendar in the Events section for updated activities. Things change all the time, so check frequently.



Weekly Actions


Every Monday at 2:45 PM

Action at Rep. Buchanan's Sarasota Office.

111 South Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL


Every Tuesday 8:45 to 10:00 AM

Actions at Rep. Buchanan's Bradenton Office

1051 Manatee Ave. West, Suite 305, Bradenton, FL


Every Friday 1:15 - 2:30 PM

Islamic Society of Sarasota and Bradenton, a show of support for our Muslim neighbors, especially in light of the proposed ban.

4350 N Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL Supporters should park across Lockwood Ridge from the center to allow worshipers to park in front.


It's time to reclaim our patriotism. The right likes to believe that they are the only ones who are patriotic and can display the flag proudly. It's time for us to do the same. Find lots of great flag scarf looks here for wearing at marches and just around town.