Calling elected officials, made easy


Our nation’s government isn’t some crazy, giant robot. It’s composed of regular folk who can be flattered, reasoned with or threatened with humiliating defeat. If you’d like to call your elected officials but don’t, y’know, actually know who they are, you can: 1. Text your zip code to 520-200-2223. You’ll get a return text identifying your representatives, with their office numbers. 2. Try the Countable app (, which provides email and phone contacts for your representatives and explains what they’re currently working on, in plain English. 3. The 5 Calls app ( provides contact numbers and calling scripts, along with a gentle reminder to make five calls to your government every day.

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