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Be Heard! Download the Capitol Call app to contact your legislators and other elected officials with one tap. Let your voice on the issues be heard in the most effective way to reach your representatives - a phone call.

We use your GPS to automatically determine who represents you (or you can enter your address) - so no searching or guesswork.

Also you're not limited to your federal representatives either - we've improved our interface to make discovering your local representatives even easier!

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Election season is coming : make sure to review your the new lawmaker score card and review the bills they have sponsored in this session of Congress (for federal representatives). Will the incumbent get your vote in 2018 or is it time for a change?

Track upcoming elections and primaries so you know when to get to the polls. Also - we've added lots of state specific information to give you all the details you need specific to your voting requirements.

Our election countdown makes sure you don't forget about the midterms - and you can even add it to your calendar to make sure you make it to the polls in November.

Not registered to vote? Or want to verify your registration? We've got you covered. Powered by Vote.org - you can now register or verify you're all set via the app.

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Our updated community-powered "Take Action" tab allows you to find issues you are passionate about and take immediate action - with one click we put you in contact with the right official for that issue - providing detailed background information and call scripts so you can feel confident and ready to speak to your rep's staff.

We now support statewide and local campaigns as well - letting you take action directly in your community.

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Keep up with current political news with our "News" tab and take action to contact your reps directly from recent articles - with auto-generated contact scripts based on what you've read.

Also, help keep a balanced view of the political landscape and escape your filter bubble with our news feed balance rating powered by media bias ratings from AllSides.com.

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Capitol Call was Apple's App of the Day in Sept 2017 and January 2018, and featured as one of Apple's 20 Influencers of App Culture for 2017. We are a 2018 Webby Honoree in Public Service and Activism.

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Are you part of an advocacy group looking to reach your supporters on the device they use most? Become a contributor and add your own calls to action to our library.

Learn more at: http://capitolcall.org/organizers.html

What’s New

Version 3.3.1

New in 3.3.0/3.3.1:

* More news sources! Powered by NewsAPI.org.

* Election tracker to tell you what elections are coming up that you can vote in - including Primaries! Powered by Voter Information Project (and others).

* Sync Upcoming Elections to your Calendar - with reminders - so you remember to plan your day around getting to the polls.

* Added state-specific and local voter information providing details on how to be ready for Election Season.

* Now easily share online voter registration and verification tools with your social networks - helping your friends and family get to the polls.

New in 3.2.2/3.2.3:

* We've added iPhoneX support!

* Filter the groups you receive campaigns from based on your political preferences.

* Register to vote or verify your registration - powered by vote.org.

* 2018 Midterm Election countdown will help you stay informed when its time to get to the polls - you can even add an appointment to your calendar!

* We've added a new first time setup wizard for new users to get started more easily.

* Numerous bug fixes and enhancements.

* Typo fixes!

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 Ratings

justinapeterswv ,

Thanks

Thank you for offering an awesome app that allows people to find their representatives information easily and readily contact them. I would like to suggest to look into utilizing the Sunlight Foundations’ data to possibly incorporate their voting history and campaign finances into a similar app? I always wanted an app like this to be available to people and now I guess I found it. Thanks again!

PS. I wish I could also suggest links/information that is missing from certain officials pages like their social media accounts and websites.

PPS - I’m a pretty conservative person and can realize that a community driven app like this is simply going to reflect the interests of those who choose to contribute. The most helpful part of this app is simply the geolocation god representatives and contact info presented in a simple way.

Developer Response ,

@justinapeterswv Thanks for all the great suggestions. Beyond working to build more diversity in our community - we're also collecting all the feature requests for our next round of development. I've looked at the Sunlight Foundation data in the past and agree - that would be great to incorporate as well. And please recommend Capitol Call to additional Advocacy organizations you think could make use of it to spread their message - a more diverse set of viewpoints will only add value to the platform.

markbyrn ,

Has potential despite the original intent

The app does the easy part of identifying your federal (not state) elected officials based on your current location or address that you type; 1 star for that. What it doesn't do is allow you to select legislative action centers (or capwiz or take action) for advocacy
groups of your choice. For example, one might want to see legislative action centers for the ACLU, NRA, or countless other advocacy groups. Instead, the app touts 'campaigns' created by 'sponsors' (individual left wingers or a token right winger.) Let's hope the developer takes the next step of tying the app into already existing professional advocacy groups of the users choice and makes it a five star app. The app should also allow you to set your personal political or issue preferences so one can focus on seeing what matters to you rather than what politically matters to the developer. From a press release he put out, it's clear he's politically biased but the app still has potential despite it's original intent to push left wing causes.

Developer Response ,

@markbyrn Thanks for your feedback. We'd love to partner with larger professional advocacy groups - though to be honest we just haven't had the clout for those types of relationships. Our hope is that visibility created from the Apple feature will help us establish relationships with not only a broader set of contributors but also larger more established groups. My personal political leanings aside - I'd prefer to have a community of many viewpoints rather than be single sided - as ultimately I believe this provides greater value for everyone. Though as I've mentioned in other responses, this will take some time to build as we're a very small team building this on the weekends and funding any expenses ourselves.

Luckybranch ,

Start of something truly great

This is absolutely what America needs right now; a simple tool that helps you reach your lawmakers. We have become far too complacent and have let our institutions become stagnant, while also leaving them vulnerable to influence from moneyed forces.

You might not agree with the positions taken by most of the content supporters who are offering scripts. Great! That’s exactly the point; GET INVOLVED. Write your own scripts, encourage your group to submit theirs, just DO SOMETHING.

If you just one-starred this app and did nothing else, you are contributing to the problem of a do-nothing America. This is a truly great, simple tool in its infancy that can lead to something much greater. Freedom isn’t free, but this app is. Get it, and start calling!

Information

Seller
object studio LLC
Size
14.1 MB
Category
News
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Dutch, French, German, Italian

Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2018 Capitol Call
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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