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      When Can I Expect Engage to Add Newly Elected Representatives?

      After an election, the outgoing US Congress still has to close out business. Your old federal representatives remain in place until the end of the session. State legislators, if any are still in session, will finish out their terms until the newly elected officials are sworn in.

      The US Congress is always sworn in on January 3 of the following year. State legislators will be sworn in according to each individual legislature’s calendar, usually when the session starts.  After the swearing in, it may take a few days for the new legislators to get their offices set up, have their websites built, hire office staff, and even get phone lines in place.

      Federal executive and congressional members and state executive and congressional members may be updated on a weekly basis. Local and county executives are updated monthly.

      There may be a delay in receiving verified contact information, zip code and district mapping updates, or other information about a legislator that has been sworn-in because the legislator hasn’t confirmed their information for public use. If a legislator falls into this category, they may not be available until that data is verified and provided to us. That update may not come until the following week or later.

      Once contact information for the new legislators has been made available to Salsa’s legislative data partner, we add that information into Salsa Engage. Every Monday from November to March, we'll update the known data, including verified contact information for newly sworn-in representatives.

      From March to November, we do monthly updates on the 3rd week of the month. This includes updating the results of special elections.

      Target With No Available Contact Methods

      If you are adding a target to your Target Set, you may notice that there is no Available Contact Method for that target. This indicates that either...

      1. The target has a phone number on file, but Click to Call is not activated for your account.
      2. No means of communication (phone number, webform/email address, or Twitter handle) are on file.

      When no contact methods are available, Engage will use your Fallback method (fax or store only) for supporter submissions. If a new communication channel becomes available for the target during our normal database updates, then Engage will automatically use the available channels. There is no need to republish the activity in this case.

      If you would like to add Click to Call to your account,  please reach out to the support team.

      Targeted Action Targets All County/Municipality Legislators

      Counties and Municipalities in the table below are among the top 100 US counties or municipalities by population. If your county or municipality is on this list, then supporters in your targeted action will match to their respective representative based on their county or municipal district. Supporters that live in counties and municipalities not included in this list will instead match all representatives at the county or municipal level when they go to take action.

      State Place Name
      AK Anchorage
      AL Birmingham
      AL Huntsville
      AL Mobile
      AL Montgomery
      AZ Chandler
      AZ Gilbert
      AZ Glendale
      AZ Mesa
      AZ Phoenix
      AZ Scottsdale
      AZ Tucson
      CA Anaheim
      CA Bakersfield
      CA Chula Vista
      CA Fremont
      CA Fresno
      CA Irvine
      CA Long Beach
      CA Los Angeles
      CA Modesto
      CA Oakland
      CA Riverside
      CA Sacramento
      CA San Bernardino
      CA San Diego
      CA San Francisco
      CA San Jose
      CA Santa Ana
      CA Stockton
      CO Aurora
      CO Colorado Springs
      CO Denver
      DC Washington
      FL Hialeah
      FL Jacksonville
      FL Miami
      FL Orlando
      FL St. Petersburg
      FL Tampa
      GA Atlanta
      HI Honolulu
      IA Des Moines
      ID Boise City
      IL Chicago
      IN Fort Wayne
      IN Indianapolis
      KS Wichita
      KY Lexington
      KY Louisville
      LA Baton Rouge
      LA New Orleans
      MA Boston
      MD Baltimore
      MI Detroit
      MN Minneapolis
      MN St. Paul
      MO Kansas City
      MO St. Louis
      NC Charlotte
      NC Durham
      NC Fayetteville
      NC Greensboro
      NC Raleigh
      NC Winston-Salem
      NE Lincoln
      NE Omaha
      NJ Jersey City
      NJ Newark
      NM Albuquerque
      NV Henderson
      NV Las Vegas
      NV North Las Vegas
      NV Reno
      NY Buffalo
      NY New York
      NY Rochester
      OH Cincinnati
      OH Cleveland
      OH Columbus
      OH Toledo
      OK Oklahoma City
      OK Tulsa
      OR Portland
      PA Philadelphia
      PA Pittsburgh
      TN Memphis
      TN Nashville
      TX Arlington
      TX Austin
      TX Corpus Christi
      TX Dallas
      TX El Paso
      TX Fort Worth
      TX Garland
      TX Houston
      TX Irving
      TX Laredo
      TX Lubbock
      TX Plano
      TX San Antonio
      VA Chesapeake
      VA Norfolk
      VA Richmond
      VA Virginia Beach
      WA Seattle
      WA Spokane
      WA Tacoma
      WI Madison
      WI Milwaukee
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