**As seen on MSNBC...**
"The app will even dial your representative for you. It's so cool!" - Michael Moore
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
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 representative. Read more about why calling works.
- Provides phone numbers and scripts so calling is quick and easy
- A background on why each issue is important so you can judge how important each one is to you
- Uses your location to find your local representatives so your calls have more impact
- Keeps track of who you've called about each issue so you can make your way down the list
TOGETHER WE’VE MADE over 1 MILLION CALLS!
Thank you for making calls! The 5 Calls team has prepped some updates to make your calling experience even better:
* Fixed an issue with topic order
* Improved support for larger font sizes
Ratings and Reviews
Use in combination with ResistBot
I copy and paste 5Calls phone scripts into text messages that ResistBot turns into faxes to my representatives-- google ResistBot. It's a great free service. Anyway, 5Calls tells me about the most critical topics of the day, provides a simple script, and lets me know which representatives have a say on it. I can figure out what to talk about and how to talk about it in under 5 minutes each day. Maybe I'm not using 5calls as intended, but it is still so helpful! I was previously making calls, but I was having a difficult time getting through to a person or even their voicemail boxes a lot of days (overall a GREAT thing since so many people were calling). Redialing sometimes upwards of 20 times took waaaay too much time each day. Additionally, using the text-to-fax client allows me to provide feedback to my representatives anytime, anywhere, rather than having to find a time and place it's appropriate to make a phone call from. I hope my review helps someone else!
Great tool to be heard
Very useful and efficient. It would be nice to be able to pre-edit the suggested scripts, but using those is optional anyway. You still get auto-dialing of your specific lawmakers, which is a big help. (Tip: zip codes and auto-location stopped working for me. Entering a full street address works, though.)
The issues and scripts are frequently updated, offering a wide range of topics that centrists and progressives will want to support. Only the farthest-right lunatic fringe are likely to object to the reasonable facts and issues this app contains. It does contain certain issues I care less about than others—which is why you pick and choose what’s worth your call. Don’t forget to tap “More Issues” to see all the current offerings.
5Calls is easy to use
I had been using a different service to call Congress since the election, but it was just one call, and I didn't always feel enthusiastic about the issue. Also, it was hard to keep track of what to say because it's a short text and a voicemail-- my mind would go blank when I called. Then I found 5Calls, the background info and a script for the call were all there on my phone screen. I still say what I want to, but the script helps me keep on task. Plus, if I get a busy signal, there's an easy way to get the other office numbers. I identified a few issues I cared about and my first time using, I made 7 calls. It's great.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.