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 our progress as a group. See the actions other members have taken, and cheer them on. Build the habit of acting every week.
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Amplify for Postcards to Voters
I’ve only used Amplify for Postcards to Voters, so my review will only encompass this. This is an intuitive app, and it didn’t take long before I was using it. I like that I can keep track of my actions, that there are always many to choose from, and that I can like the actions of others as well as welcome them to the group. I’m so glad we can add pictures now! Thank you for that. There is only thing I really feel is missing that would make the experience much better. There are some actions that go on for weeks, but you only get credit for taking an action on it once. For example, if I finish writing postcards for one campaign, I go in and complete that event. Then I go to get more addresses to start writing another batch of postcards again and the only option is for the same campaign. So I write those cards for that same campaign. When I go to Amplify I can’t get “credit” for writing more for this campaign. There have been several campaigns that I wrote for many times over, but on Amplify I couldn’t click anything for it so it looked like I was doing nothing. I’ve been writing almost continually this year but you can’t tell that from my “week streak” because of this. If there could be some way to make it so I can click more than one time that I’ve written postcards for a campaign, this app would be fabulous. Thank you!
Overall I really like this app, especially because seeing and hearing about others’ participation helps me feel like part of a bigger group, and that we are actually making a difference.
The only thing I would change, and it is a big one, is to allow more than one Action per week. Personally, I only request 10 postcards at a time, so I know I can get them out quickly, but once they’re mailed I then request another 10, and they’re not always for the same campaign. I have mailed out 40 postcards so far, but I was only allowed to post once, so it looks like I’ve only mailed 10.
I would rather be able to show EACH individual action taken. I think that we would see much more participation and encouragement that way.
This app lends great reinforcement for Postcards to Voters. Kudos to the folks in the San Francisco branch of Indivisible for creating it. The reason I gave four stars rather than five is because I think it should be easier or more self-explanatory how to start a topic or comment thread. The system seems based on responding rather than initiating.
After using Amplify for a while longer, I’ve realised that the primary shortcoming of the app is that it rewards or recognises a user the first time they take part in an action, but never again. So if a participant in Postcards to Voters writes dozens of cards on behalf of one candidate over a two or three week period, he or she only gets acknowledgement - a little flame emoji to show how long she’s been active - for the first week. That’s a little disheartening.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.