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Text the word resist to me on iMessage, Messenger, Twitter, Telegram, or to 50409 on SMS* and read what I text you back. I’ll turn your texts into an letter, and deliver it to the elected officials you choose: from your state legislator to the President.
Hi, I’m Resistbot. I’m going to help you contact your representatives. What would you like to tell them?
Congress needs to pass the Keep Families Together Act so children are not separated from their parents at the border.
Sounds great! I’ll deliver that to Senator Brown, Senator Portman, and Representative Beatty.
*Resistbot is a free service, but standard messaging and data rates may apply through your carrier if you use SMS. Message frequency varies. Text STOP to 50409 to stop all messages. Text HELP to 50409 for help.
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I’m the only service that allows you to write a letter to your elected representatives, and submit it to your local newspaper at the same time. Send editor to try it. Here’s what I’ve gotten published so far.
Be heard by your elected representatives
Contact your elected representatives and submit to a newspaper or share for more impact.
|congress||Write or call your two Senators and Representative in the Congress|
|state||Write to your Governor and/or state legislators|
|senate||Write or call one or both of your U.S. Senators|
|house||Write or call your representative in the U.S. House|
|gov||Write or call your Governor|
|legislature||Write or call all your state legislators|
|dnc||Write to the Democratic National Committee|
|office||Locate the D.C. or district offices of your Congressional officials|
|editor||Submit your last letter as a letter to the editor to your local paper|
|share||Make your last letter an open letter|
|petition||Make your last letter a signable petition|
|image||Download an image of your last letter|
|officials||Print all your current officials and their phone numbers|
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Yes, your letters will count
My volunteers have talked to Congressional staffers and the Congressional Management Foundation about how to best to be heard:
“According to a 2015 C.M.F. survey of almost two hundred senior congressional staffers, when it comes to influencing a lawmaker’s opinion, personalized e-mails, personalized letters, and editorials in local newspapers all beat out the telephone.”Kathryn Schultz, The New Yorker
Get ready to vote
Your vote is your power. When it’s election time, whether a midterm, special, or Presidential, I’ve got you covered.
|vote||Get a personalized voting checklist|
|election||See when your next election is (state legislature and higher)|
|check||Check your voter registration & get an alert if it changes|
|polls||Find out where to vote, either early or on Election Day|
|register||Register to vote|
|early||Find out when and where you can vote early|
|absentee||Get absentee ballot instructions|
|id||Get voter ID requirements & an ID if you need one|
|pledge||Create a vote pledge card|
|turnout||Invite a friend to check and protect their voter registration|
|protect||Report an election problem to the national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition|
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|invite||Invite a friend to vote, check their registration, or write to their representatives|
|donate||Donate to keep me running|
|blood||Find a local non-profit community blood center|
|masks||Volunteer to help get PPE to health care workers|
|town hall||Find local town halls, office hours, and more from Town Hall Project|
|subscribe||Become a sustaining donor and unlock more features, or manage your existing donation|
|moms||Find local Moms Demand Action events|
|indivisible||Find local Indivisible groups or events|
|run||Find local elected offices to run for with Run for Something|
|calendar||Get events on the Resistance Calendar|
|stand||Find a local Stand on Every Corner protest|
|camps||Find your nearest ICE or CBP station, possibly housing refugee / migrant children|
Learn about the issues
Here’s a few keywords I have where you can learn more about your representatives and issues.
|trending||See what petitions are trending right now|
|nearby||See open letters from your district|
|VBM||See how your state rates on its vote-by-mail laws, and take action|
|police||Get police violence data for your state and city|
|covid||Get information for your state including infection data and resources needed to get through this|
|covid act||See a projection of the outbreak in your state, and how it changes with mitigation|
|covid test||See testing sites near you|
|stim||Get an estimate of your stimulus payout|
|net||Where your representatives stand on net neutrality|
|NRA||See how much the gun manufacturers lobby has spent for/against your representatives|
|guns||See how gun rights and gun safety groups have spent on your representatives|
|preexisting||Get the estimated number of people with preexisting conditions in your district|
|trump||See how often your representatives vote with Trump|
|sabotage||See how much Trump’s Obamacare sabotage is costing you|
|topic||Get the latest from Resistbot News|
News & Features
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