Voting is just one part of democracy. If you want real results, you need to be in touch with your elected representatives. All the big businesses and special interests are constantly lobbying lawmakers. Don't let their voices drown out yours!
It's often way too difficult to contact your congressperson, but here's a new tool that lets you do it in just a few clicks.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) created the site Democracy.io to help streamline the process of getting in touch with your congressmen and women.
“Democracy thrives when the voices of Internet users are heard in Washington. The easier it is for you to reach your member of Congress, the better,” said EFF Activism Director Rainey Reitman.
“With Democracy.io, you can send one message to both your senators and your representative right away, instead of tracking down three different forms on three different websites. We are proud to open this tool to the public and increase lawmakers’ awareness of how their constituents really feel," Reitman continued.