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Be heard in Washington, D.C.

Be heard in Washington, D.C.
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The best part about living in a democratic society is that everyone has an equal voice. Your opinion matters.

Unfortunately, it can often feel like you're not being heard. Except for major elections, when you head to the polls and cast your vote for political candidates and to vote "yes" or "no" on referendums, you can shout your opinion all you want, and no one in Washington seems to care.

Of course, you can contact your senators or congressperson. But, if you've done that, you know you usually end up stuck in a voicemail system, or you only find an email link. You're never quite sure if your message even gets to the person you're trying to contact.

Countable - Contact Congress understands. The app, which includes well-known campaign managers Joe Trippi and George Gorton among its advisers, makes it easy to share your opinion on specific federal issues with your representatives.

You can read summarized versions of federal legislation, including costs, then click on Yea or Nay, so your representative will see it. Countable's editorial team tries to "take the politics out of politics" by providing an unbiased explanation of a bill or resolution, including each one's pros and cons.

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