I've called and emailed elected officials from my home state, the White House, and party leaders. I even went as far as calling and emailing elected officials in states where I was supposed to have interviews, but are now in limbo. I let them know that the shutdown is keeping a potential constituent from moving into their district. Some contact pages state they might not get to email for several weeks, so calling is the best option. I hope the people taking the messages actually pass on the information.
Here is the contact info people from this list sent me: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm https://www.callmycongress.com/ https://www.whitehouse.gov/get-involved/write-or-call/ https://www.house.gov/leadership http://www.senate.gov/senators/leadership.htm Edward M. Krynak Department of Geography Western University London, ON 828-292-0158