You have every reason to be outraged by current events, but what can you do to make a difference? Stay informed; contact your representatives; be creative. The following resources will help you do this.

Agencies

File a request for information under the Freedom of Informantion Act (FOIA)
with the FBI. http://foia.fbi.gov/index.html

Secretary of State, John Kerry U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
202-647-4000 Website: http://www.state.gov/

Your Representatives

Pres. Barack Obama, The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington DC 20500.
202-456-1414 Website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/

Sen. Barbara Boxer
501 I St, Ste 7-600
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-448-2787

112 Hart Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-3553 | senator@boxer.senate.gov

Website: http://www.boxer.senate.gov/

Sen. Dianne Feinstein
One Post Street, Ste 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
415-393-0707

331 Hart Building
Washington, CA 20510
202-224-3841 | senator@feinstein.senate.gov

Website: http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/

Rep. John Garamendi (D-District 3)
412 G Street
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 530-753-5301 Fax: 530-753-5614

2438 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-1880 Fax: 202-225-5914
Website: http://garamendi.house.gov

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-District 4)
2200A Douglas Blvd. Suite 240
Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: 916-786-5560 Fax: 916-786-6364

2331 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2511 Fax: 202-225-5444
Website: http://mcclintock.house.gov

Rep. Ami Bera (D-District 7)
8950 Cal Center Drive, Bldg 3, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: 209-635-0505 Fax: 209-635-0514

1535 Longworth HOB Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-5716 Fax: 202-226-1298
Website: http://bera.house.gov

Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-District 9)
2222 Grand Canal Blvd. #7
Stockton, CA 95207
Phone: 209-476-8552 Fax: 209-476-8587

2265 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-1947 Fax: 202-225-4060
Website: http://mcnerney.house.gov

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-District 10)
4701 Sisk Road, Suite 202
Modesto, CA 95356
Phone: 209-579-5458 Fax: 209-579-5028

1730 Longworth HOB, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4540 Fax: 202-225-3402
Website: http://denham.house.gov

Gov. Jerry Brown
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-445-2841

Website: https://www.gov.ca.gov/home.php

State Sen. Lois Wolk (D-District 3)
555 Mason St, Suite 275
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-454-3808

State Capitol, Rm 5114
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-651-4003

Website: http://sd03.senate.ca.gov/

State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (D-District 5)
31 E Channel St, Room 440
Stockton, CA 95202
209-948-7930

State Capitol, Rm 2059
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-651-4005

Website: http://sd05.senate.ca.gov/

State Sen. Tom Berryhill (R-District 8)
33 C Broadway
Jackson, CA 95642
209-223-9140

State Capitol, Rm 3076
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-651-4008

Website: http://district8.cssrc.us/

Assemblyperson Frank Bigelow (R-District 5)
33 Broadway, Suite #C
Jackson, CA 95642
209-223-0505

State Capitol Suite 6027
Sacramento, CA 95249
916-319-2005

Website: http://ad05.asmrc.org

Assemblyperson Kristin Olsen (R-District 12)
3719 Tully Road, Suite C
Modesto, CA 95356
209-576-6425

State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95249
916-319-2012

Website: http://ad12.asmrc.org

Assemblyperson Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-District 13)
31 E Channel St, Room 306
Stockton, CA 95202
209-948-7479

State Capitol Room 5135, P.O. Box 942849,
Sacramento, CA 94249
916-319-2013

Website: http://asmdc.org/members/a13

Information from the experts

Need more detail? Below is a list of organizations we rely upon to get timely info to you:  check them out to get free subscriptions and action alerts. Think of it as a free newswire service on issues you care about. While their info is free, I am sure these groups would appreciate a donation from time to time. After all, we’re all in this together. Please note: when you subscribe, make sure that you are sending this message from the e-mail address to which you would like messages to be sent. And check this page from time to time for new sources.

Progressive news services

There are many, but if you need to narrow it down, try subscribing to the following three:

Reader Supported News: http://readersupportednews.org/

Truth-out: http://www.truth-out.org/

Common Dreams: http://www.commondreams.org/

Local environmental experts

Restore the Delta: http://restorethedelta.org/

Delta Sierra Group/Sierra Club: http://www.sierraclub.org/mother-lode/delta-sierra

California Sportfishing Protection Alliance: http://calsport.org/news/

Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center (CSERC): http://www.cserc.org/

Peace experts

Friends Committee on National Legislation: http://fcnl.org/

Economics experts

National Priorities Project: https://www.nationalpriorities.org/

Economic Policy Institute: http://www.epi.org/

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: http://www.cbpp.org/

California Budget and Policy Center: http://calbudgetcenter.org/