Not one to join groups? Want to stay on top of what’s up with your elected representatives? Like to do your own thing but want to do SOMETHING? Or maybe you’re just a politics junkie? Here are some apps you can add to your smart phone that will get you connected:
ResistbotWrite Congress in under 2 minutes. Text “RESIST” to 50409 or message me on Facebook and I’ll find out who represents you in Congress, and deliver your message to them in under 2 minutes. No downloads or apps required.
Capital Call Mobile App Now Available – the Political Activism App That Takes the Guesswork Out of Calling Congress. New GPS-Powered Political Action App Provides Users with Federal, State, and Local Representative Contact Information Along with Call Scripts, Contact Lists, and Direct Action Guidance for Current Political Issues.
iCitizen The App For Your Inner Political Activist. Focuses on three things: Helping you track the issues you care about, showing you how your elected representatives vote on these issues, and gathering your feedback. Through regular polling, your thoughts are sent straight to your rep, so they can get a real-time sense of public opinion.
Countable Uses location technology to link users to their personal representatives. From there, users can see everything their members of Congress are voting on and read quick versions of bills hitting the floor.
Politifact Get the truth any time, anywhere. Whether you’re checking claims by presidential candidates, or promises made by President Trump, find out who’s telling the truth and who’s stretching it.
PollTracker for Android or PollTracker for Apple PollTracker aggregates all publicly available polling data, combines it in a regression analysis, and uses the results to produce averages, in-depth breakdowns, and graphics of the numbers.
Congress+ for Apple or Congress+ for Android Introducing Congress in Your Pocket, Plus Edition, for the 115th Congress, First Session (2017). This discounted app requires new users to unlock the new Congress with the in-app purchase. Current users need to pay for the yearly update to get the new Congress that opened on January 3, 2017. The app loads with last year’s Congress so you can get a sense of how it works and what is included.
C-SPAN Radio Opens up the Capitol Building to any American willing to listen. Users can listen in on any congressional hearing when Congress is in session, allowing them to follow federal lawmakers on subjects like immigration, LGBT rights, and virtually anything else hitting the House and Senate floors.
Library of Congress Mobile Apps Every day, the Library of Congress compiles the “Congressional Record”, which has now been converted into an app. The Congressional Record contains the complete events of the day on the Hill, including debates, proceedings and information on the status of the latest bills, treaties, and resolutions. Also free apps are available for “U.S. Constitution: Analysis and Interpretation” and “BARD Mobile”. The BARD Mobile app is a service of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, that provides access to braille and talking books directly from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD). BARD contains nearly 50,000 books, magazines, and music scores in audio and braille formats, with new selections added daily.
Federal Government Mobile Apps DirectoryLooking for government information and services optimized for your smart phone? Find government native apps, hybrid apps, responsive sites, and mobile websites that offer official information and services in the palm of your hand. Alphabetical by Apple/Android/Blackberry/Windows directory. Included is a directory of mobile websites.
The Interactive Constitution App constitutional experts interact with each other to explore the Constitution’s history and what it means today. For each provision of the Constitution, scholars of different perspectives discuss what they agree upon, and what they disagree about. These experts were selected with the guidance of leaders of two prominent constitutional law organizations—The American Constitution Society and The Federalist Society. This project is sponsored by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.