Sometimes there is so much political “news” that it’s hard to focus issues important to us individually. Now more than ever before, it is important to have some resources to turn to. We hope these are helpful.
We are not endorsing or promoting any of these resources. We simply want to share what appears to us to be 3rd party tools which you might find useful. These outside, unaffiliated organizations. Please use your judgement evaluating these resources.
Calling members of Congress is the most effective way to have your voice heard. Calls are tallied by staffers and the count is given to your representatives, informing them how strongly their constituents feel about a current issue. The sooner your reach out, the more likely it is that your voice will influence their position.
5 Calls does the research for each issue, determining which representatives are most influential for which topic, collecting phone numbers for those offices and writing scripts that clearly articulate a progressive position. You just have to call.
We want to make advocacy accessible. We hope 5 Calls will make it effortless for regular people to have a voice when it’s needed most.
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Get clear, concise summaries of bills going through Congress, see what others think, then take action. Telling your reps how you feel is easier than ever with email and now video messages. Make your democracy more responsive!
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Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the Center for Responsive Politics is the nation’s premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. OUR VISION is for Americans, empowered by access to clear and unbiased information about money’s role in politics and policy, to use that knowledge to strengthen our democracy.
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