Resistbot Usage Guide

Keyword Guide

Resistbot is a chatbot that sits on one end of a text conversation, with you on the other! The bot responds when you text one of the keywords below to the phone number 50409, Apple Messages, Telegram, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp or Messenger. If you’re an advanced user looking to organize campaigns, read our guide for organizers.

Lobby Your Officials

From Mayor to President, your elected officials work for you.

ceoContact your Chief Election Official (Sec. of State, Lt. Gov. or Election Director)
congressContact your U.S. Senators & U.S. House representative
courtContact the U.S. Supreme Court
dncContact the Democratic National Committee
federalContact the President and the U.S. Congress
houseContact your representative in the U.S. House
govContact your Governor
legislatureContact all your state legislators
lowerContact your state representative(s) or assemblymember(s)
mayorContact your city or county mayor
officesGet the capitol or local offices for your federal officials
officialsList your officials and their phone numbers
presidentContact the President
senateContact one or both of your U.S. Senators
signUse with a petition code, e.g., SIGN PUCZGE to send that petition to your officials
stateContact your Governor and/or state legislators
upperContact your state senator(s)

Get Ready to Vote

Check and protect your registration, get an absentee ballot, and more.

checkCheck your voter registration & be alerted if it changes
eighteenGet a reminder to register when you’re eligible to vote
idGet voter ID requirements & an ID if you need one
localFind and contact your local election office
mailLearn how to vote by mail in your state
pollsFind early vote sites, ballot dropboxes & Election Day polling places
registerRegister or pre-register to vote
protectReport an election problem to the nonpartisan Election Protection coalition
trackTrack your early or mail-in ballot
voteSee when your next election is and all voting-related features

Organize & Volunteer

Ten people taking action is better than you taking ten actions. Organize others for more impact.

claimClaim your own keyword and amass followers
donateDonate to keep Resistbot running and earn coins to spend in-bot
driveCreate your own voter turnout drive for a race you care about
editorSubmit your last letter as a letter to the editor to your local paper
importTurn your Action Network petition into a Resistbot campaign
inviteUse with a campaign code, e.g., PABCDE, to see how many people have signed your campaign and to invite more
momsFind local Moms Demand Action events
officeLocate the D.C. or district offices of your Congressional officials
petitionMake your last letter a signable petition
promoteSpend coins to promote your petition or vote drive to other Resistbot members
runFind local elected offices to run for with Run for Something
shareMake your last letter an open letter
town hallFind in-person and virtual town halls for your officials
volunteerFind phone banks, canvassing, and other volunteer events
workerFind out how you can work the polls during elections

News, Issues, and Numbers

Informational keywords for issues, news, official data, and more.

abortionSee abortion policies in your state after the overturning of Roe v. Wade
billsSee upcoming bills in the U.S. House
donorsSee the top donors to your Congressional officials’ campaigns
gunsSee how much gun rights and gun safety groups have spent on your representatives
nearbySee open letters from your district
nativeSee what native lands you’re currently occupying
NRASee how much the gun manufacturers lobby has spent for/against your representatives
pageGet up to three newspaper front pages delivered daily
policeSee police violence data for your city and state
recountGet a video at the end of each day from The Recount
trendingSee what petitions are trending right now

Community Resources

Non-political community resources to help you out.

bloodFind a local non-profit community blood center
covidSee current mandates and what’s open and closed in your state
covid actGet state and county pandemic data from COVID Act Now
covid testFind COVID testing sites near you
csaFind Community-Supported Agriculture near you
foodFind your nearest food banks
hospitalsData on your local hospital capacities and COVID patients
mutual aidFind your nearest mutual aid networks
vaccineFind your nearest vaccination location

Manage your Account

Your bot settings and preferences.

accountView and change your name, address, and email
alertsManage what alerts the bot can send you, like promoted alerts, upcoming town halls, and more
close [code]Use with a petition code, e.g., PABCDE, to close a petition
coinsSee how many Resistbot coins you have
commandsGet a list of these commands
emailsManage what kinds of emails the bot can send you
endorsedSee the candidates you’ve endorsed
feedbackLeave product feedback for the volunteers
follow [user]Use with a username (e.g., FOLLOW ROSIE) to get text updates from a Resistbot member
followingSee who you’re following
imageGet an image of your last letter
pairUse from a messaging app like Apple Messages or Telegram to pair your SMS (text) account
petitionsSee all petitions you've created
prefsChange bot behaviors
statsSee your usage stats and followers
stopCancel the service completely
subscribeStart a new monthly donation or change/cancel your existing one
supportIf you can’t find an answer on my help page you can get help with your account here