Resistbot News and Features
Resistbot is live in the App Store
Driving letters to the President, members of Congress, Governors, state legislators, and other elected officials is easier than ever with our first iOS app.
Introducing Rewarded Alerts
Now you can be rewarded for helping your fellow Resistbot members, and in turn, ask others for help on campaigns you care about.
Build Your Following
Introducing a new feature for monthly donors: the ability to build a following. Followers will receive instant text alerts anytime you publish a new petition.
You + Us = Community
As we celebrate our 4th anniversary, we're reflecting upon all that we've accomplished, taking pride in the community that has grown up around us, and we're fired up for year 5.
Contact Chief Election Officials
Now you can text CEO to 50409 to contact your state's chief election official.
One Day More
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3: here's how you can vote, make sure it counts, and have an impact on the 2020 election.
Introducing Live Ballot Tracking
Resistbot now protects both your registration, and your ballot. Text TRACK to 50409 to see where your ballot is, and whether or not its been counted.
Introducing Vote Drives
Text DRIVE to 50409 to create your own vote registration, pledge and protection drive.
Launch your Action Network Petitions on Resistbot
Organizers on Action Network can turn their petitions into mobile shortcode campaigns just by texting Action to 50409.
Contact Your Mayor
747 Mayors are now live on Resistbot. Now you can contact and petition them just as easily as your Governor, state legislators, and members of Congress.
Resistbot is the "Reliefbot" you need, trying to help you through the pandemic.
Introducing Resistbot on iMessage
Apple Business Chat support puts Resistbot in your Messages app on iOS and Mac
You are not helpless.
The results are in. Through Resistbot, you’re making democracy work in the 21st century.
Yes, Resistbot Is Effective.
Forget calls vs. letters, an independent study showed Resistbot generated over 12,000 net votes in the 2018 midterms.
Get Three Front Pages Daily
New perks for sustaining donors include getting up to three newspaper front pages texted daily and on-demand, and an increased daily letter limit.
Over 250 Letters to the Editor Published
My volunteers have gotten 272 Resistbotter letters published across 143 newspapers in 42 states.
How To Write Your Congressmen
Congress gets thousands of letters a day; here’s how to make yours stand out.
See Where Your Representative Stands on Impeachment
Use my new ‘impeach’ command to see related votes and statements
You Can Now Text Your State Lawmakers with Resistbot
Text STATE to 50409 to write to your governor and legislators in all fifty states.
Resistbot Helped Over 1.1 Million People Vote in the 2018 Midterms
0.9% of all U.S. midterm voters were likely Resistbotters
5 Things to Know about Resistbot’s Hand-Deliveries
A look inside the how and why of our people-powered letter drops into Congressional offices in the Capitol.
How Resistbotters are Reacting to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, in three charts
The confirmation hearings aren’t the only place where things are getting heated
Get Ready to Vote
Text vote to 50409 to check your registration, make an election day plan, register to vote, and much more.
Elevating Your Words
A look behind the scenes of how Resistbot volunteers submit your letters to the editor every day.
Resistbot’s Mission and Values
What we’re trying to do, and the values guiding us as an organization.
I’m an Embeddable `Bot Now
Now you can embed Resistbot on any web site, so your users can resist without leaving your page.
Activism by the Numbers: West Virginia Teachers Strike Edition
Here’s what happened on Resistbot during the West Virginia teacher’s strike.
I’m Now on Twitter
Send “resist” to @resistbot as a direct message to write to your officials without leaving Twitter.
Find Your Nearest Women’s March
Send “womensmarch” or “sister” to 50409 to find your nearest sister march on Saturday, January 20.
Resistbot ❤️ Swing Left
Announcing my first integration with a resistance volunteer group: Swing Left.
How Often Do Your Messages Get Through to Your Elected Officials?
We’re grading your elected officials on “contact-ability”
Welcome to Resistbot v3
Here’s the thinking behind two major changes meant to increase the effectiveness of your communications.
Find Your Polling Place
Text “polls” to 50409 and find out where you can cast your ballot on Tuesday.
How To Write Your Representatives
Congress gets thousands of letters a day; here’s how to make yours stand out
How Resistbot users responded to Obamacare repeal attempts
How Resistbotters Responded to the Threat of ACA Repeal
100 Days of Letters to the Editor
Resistbot volunteers have submitted about 900 letters to the editor to over 150 newspapers around the United States.
Bot Behavior: How do Citizens Engage with Congressional Representatives via Text
Bot Behavior: How Citizens Engage with Congressional Representatives via Text