Digital Tools for Activism
It’s no surprise voter turnout is at an all-time low. We’re combating the voter turnout problem by modernizing the political process and making it more accessible with technology, so it’s simple to fulfill our civic duty. Hear My Voice is a civic engagement platform that puts democracy back in the hands of the people. Literally. With our smartphone app and website, we make issue voting easy by presenting side-by-side comparisons of issues in a neutral, nonpartisan space. — Hear My Voice Website
Send a message to your members of Congress through your texting app. Resistbot is an artificially intelligent tool for sending fax messages to Washington. Simply text the word “RESIST” to 50409 and within minutes the bot will have identified your representatives. Type in the message you want faxed to your reps and let the bot do the rest.
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! Available online or as an app. — Countable
- Find your representatives, see how they vote
- See what bills are coming up for a vote next
- Search for bills and votes you should know about
- Stay on top of floor activity, committee hearings
- Be notified of just about everything
A new app called Stance helps overcome democracy-hindering headaches. It lets you record messages for your elected representatives, then delivers them at night when phone lines aren’t so busy. And it keeps calling back until it delivers your message. You don’t even have to deal with navigating a phone tree. — Wired
This app gives the user an action to do every day. The actions can be done via a mobile phone, and related to our primary causes. The actions will include signing petitions, emailing representatives, and calling public officials. The actions can be completed from anywhere when you have a few moments to spare. The app keeps track of the actions you take, and then reports on how those actions have influenced the primary causes. Small actions each day add up and can bring positive change to the world. — Daily Activists.org
Amplify is a team tool for peaceful grassroots activism. It contains only your group’s latest calls to action — no news or noise. When you complete an action, mark it “complete” so you can track your progress as a group. See the actions other members have taken, and cheer them on. — Amplify
Call Congress makes it fast and easy to tell your members of Congress what your think. Just enter your Zip Code, and Call Congress will look up your Senators and Representative. Then just tap on the phone button next to your Congressperson’s name, and you can place a call to their office. It’s never been easier to let your voice be heard in Washington D.C. — MobileGlick
Turn your passive participation into active resistance. Facebook likes and Twitter retweets can’t create the change you want to see. Calling your Government on the phone can. Spend 5 minutes, make 5 calls. Calling is the most effective way to influence your representatives. 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. — 5calls.org
Power to People is the app for voters that want to influence elected officials at all levels of power. Power to People empowers voters to speak directly to power on the Congressional, the state, or the local level. Anyone can now organize their own political phone call campaign easily and for free with Power to People. From the Create a Call page, you can make your own issue specific call to action. This call can be directed on a national level, at any state, or at specific swing votes that need to be targeted. Power to People can give people the ability to target issues of public concern beyond the political sphere. People can create calls targeting themselves if they want to hear from their constituents. The technology opens up communication like never before. Power to People has also been gamified so that your calls compete against other calls to see who can make the most viral call. See if your call can be victorious in the game, or more importantly in your legislative goals. Power to People is quick and easy way to do the most effective form of lobbying there is. — Power 2 People – Call Congress
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