By Fernanda Yepez
I am so glad that an app like this exists. This makes being a part of this nation's decisions possible!
Better with two adjustments 4/5
I have been using this application almost daily to support different active issues. I would like to be able to call my reps once about multiple issues rather than calling them multiple times. Also it would be nice to have access to all the active issues you find on the website on the mobile app too.
Use in combination with ResistBot 5/5
I copy and paste 5Calls phone scripts into text messages that ResistBot turns into faxes to my representatives-- google ResistBot. It's a great free service. Anyway, 5Calls tells me about the most critical topics of the day, provides a simple script, and lets me know which representatives have a say on it. I can figure out what to talk about and how to talk about it in under 5 minutes each day. Maybe I'm not using 5calls as intended, but it is still so helpful! I was previously making calls, but I was having a difficult time getting through to a person or even their voicemail boxes a lot of days (overall a GREAT thing since so many people were calling). Redialing sometimes upwards of 20 times took waaaay too much time each day. Additionally, using the text-to-fax client allows me to provide feedback to my representatives anytime, anywhere, rather than having to find a time and place it's appropriate to make a phone call from. I hope my review helps someone else!
Effective tool, very convenient 4/5
Provides good info on issues and tells you just who to call. Could organize by call recipient, rather than by issue, to condense calls on different topics to one call.
Be Heard 5/5
Don't be all talk and no action. Use your voice. Be heard.
Excellent idea 5/5
This app makes it easy to have your voice heard! Great idea!!!
This app keeps constituents connected to elected officials. And also informs on issues of general and specific interest. The app makes it easy to make your opinion known to elected officials truly the app works for "we the people'. There's no easier way to be a responsible citizen then to use this app. If you don't use it, you're not being responsible
Fastest, easiest way to have an impact 5/5
No matter which side of the aisle your representatives sit on, your involvement in government is crucial to our democracy. Five calls makes this easy and efficient, so there are no excuses not to speak out and take action!
Fantastic App For Change 5/5
This has got to be one of the best tools for contacting your Representatives. I have been calling my reps for the last 40 years but sometimes it was a struggle to know which issues and more importantly what to say. 5Calls dies the job.
What makes me act 5/5
By Reluctant Activist
5 Calls is the only way I can organize myself to actually call. I'm not comfortable on the phone, but having precise prompts laid out for me makes it doable. I take a big breath and call. Thank you 5 Calls!
5 Stars for 5 Calls 5/5
This is an in valuable tool for democracy. It's easy to use, takes very little time, and put you directly in touch with the people who make the difference. I recommend this for anyone who believes democracy still works.
Very Powerful and provides a platform for people to seek redress 5/5
I am enthusiastically impressed with the interface and ease of use. This application is perfect considering the political maelstrom in Washington DC. My Senator has been less than "inclined to speak with" however this app makes it painstakingly easy to keep at it and be persistent. 6 stars if I could. I know this serves democracy well! No hyperbole either that's a fact
Easy way to advocate daily 5/5
I'm so glad Michael Moore told folks about this app! It's easy to use (even for an oldster like me, unused to switching from phone app back to the helpful script). And the team does a great job of choosing issues and updating when needed.
I agree with Llama Shock that being able to organize calls by legislators would be great. However, my congressperson's staff said they prefer one call per issue (my senators' staffers said they'd take messages one multiple issues in one call). It seems to make sense to do what the staffers prefer.
Very streamlined! 5/5
By M A 4
Has a nice explanation of each issue, plus a very concise script you can use when you call. All the phone numbers you need are ready to dial with one tap, and the tally of your calls helps you feel like you're contributing to vital issues!
Feature request: let us type and store our own custom "boilerplate" text for the call intro and the closing thank-you. We could insert our actual names, and add variety to the wording.
Well organized but a little challenging 4/5
By It glycols g'day
I downloaded the app on my phone and I pad both. Then I open the IPad app to get the phone number of the rep I need to call and refer to the text of the suggested message while I make the call in my phone. I am sure this is not the most efficient way to proceed but it helps me get the calls made and stay on track with the points I want to make in the calls.
Best way to stay engaged 5/5
By Feedly. App
Five calls is easy, the talking points are clear and smart, and best of all it keeps everyone engaged in the political process.
Thank you for providing a format that so many of us can use to be involved in our current political dilemma.
Rise up! 5/5
We need a tool like this to help with a cohesive and organized response to unacceptable policies. Thank you
Great idea, terribly biased 3/5
I'm an AP US govt teacher and one of my students introduced me to this app. It's an outstanding idea but the topics are extremely slanted and not something I plan on using with students in the future AT ALL! I don't teach my students to think a specific way. I teach them HOW to think. If you are going to offer topics for people to call on, offer them on both sides of issues or on some pro-conservative issues along with the already listed pro-liberal issues.
Great app, could be better 4/5
This organizes a variety of current issues to call your representatives about pretty well, but I would really like to have an option to sort issues by who I need to call. I prefer to call each representative once and be able to list all of my opinions (rather than calling the same senator 13 times in one day about different issues for example). Also, it would be nice to "see all current issues" like you can on the website (also makes it more satisfying to see a history of green check marks as well).
Incredibly easy and helps with anxiety 5/5
I love this app and would love a version for local politics. Thank you so much for making it because this political climate can be hell for this who have anxiety but understand the necessary actions. I hope we get more civic apps like these to help us increase Citizen engagement and decrease the psychological distance between us and the government that works for us.
Great app! 5/5
I love this app! I use it every day. It does a great job of explaining the background of what you are calling about, so I feel informed about things before I start talking if the staffer asks me any follow-up questions. The scripts are short and succinct, and you can easily say them in under a minute. Love it!
Great app! 5/5
I think there are a few tweaks that would make it better, but it is really handy for making political engagement easier.
Keeps Me Active 5/5
With so many disheartening headlines it's difficult to gauge which issues to focus on. Five Calls helps narrow your focus and specificity.
Spectacular up to the minute information. Beyond calls it assists in setting up postcard parties!! Thank you to the brilliant creators of 5 Calls!
Love it but... 4/5
It needs a feature to immediately share your issue after making contact on social media with links to this app because otherwise it is pretty great!!! Makes things clear with background info. Could use a fill in the blank like the website with the correct names/bills. Look forward to using this more often!
Very Useful 5/5
This whole concept is really awesome. I have a lot of phone anxiety and having a guideline of what to say and why that's important is really helpful in overcoming that.
please group actions by who to call 4/5
I love this idea, but sometimes I am interested in more than one (or all) of the issues. So if I click one and make the calls, sometimes the next one has me calling the same people. That is extremely inefficient. I would so much prefer covering the 2 or 3 (or more) issues with one phone call. Please address and make this app even better! Thanks!
Best Political Phone Call App 5/5
I use it everyday. Simple and easy to use.
So Easy 5/5
By LizzieB TX
I'm not one to call Congress, but am compelled to do so now. This app makes it so easy for a newbie like me.
Huge impact 5/5
If you want to make it impact on society, this is how to be vocal. Download it ASAP. If you don't, I'll make 5 Calls to you until you do it.
thank you so much for this amazing site and app!!!!!!!!!!!
Best resistance help! 5/5
This app makes contacting Congress and other government officials so easy! I do a lot of research on my own about issues but would have to spend a lot of time putting my thoughts into something as precise and accurate as the prompts in this app. Thank you so much for such a great resistance app!
Makes calling MOCs easy! 5/5
Gives timely issues to select, with basic background info, a script & the relevant numbers/offices to call. Such a big help!
Best of the political activist apps! 5/5
This app makes political involvement so easy for those of us not sure what to say or who to call on a particular issue. Like most, I have become increasingly concerned about our government under this new administration and the actions (or inaction) being taken. And like most, I have felt in the past that my singular voice/opinions don't matter. This app changes all that helping each of our voices contribute to having real impact on the political direction of our government. Thank you!
Great App 5/5
This makes participating in our democracy easy.
Health Care 5/5
By CA Gold
Great app! I am telling everyone in my Google group about this app! It is what we have been looking for! Thanks and keep up the great work!
Awesome App! Stay engaged in government 5/5
Makes staying engaged on issues easy and gives you the tools needed to make your voice heard
5 calls effective and so easy! 5/5
5 calls is a great app! It makes it so easy to let your voice be heard on timely issues. It gives you phone numbers and connects you to your Senators or Congress person and the Senate and House intelligence committees.
Make a difference everyday with 5 calls!
Great app for doing the work! 5/5
I use this app about twice a week and love it! Not only is it useful but I find it motivating to keep making calls. I tell everyone about it... in the grocery store line, the Lyft drivers, people I meet walking my dog or in class -- they're everywhere! Lol It goes like this, "Soooooooo... how about that Trump?" (Watching their expression here is particularly fun / interesting.) Once they're done vomiting (I hold their hair if need be), I ask if they know about Indivisible groups and indivisibleguide.com first and I explain that contacting our members of congress is where the people hold the power and calling is one part of the equation. Then I show them the 5 Calls app and tell them they can make a difference today and tag they're it, spread the word. I've not had one person not thank me profusely! #Bernie2020
This app is so helpful. It assists novices in civic involvement and makes having your voice heard with your representatives a tangible option. I had my reps already in my contacts but having the issues broken down and the scripts provided to assist in voicing your concerns makes the conversations with staffers and reps seamless. And for a working mom, ease of use makes it easy for someone like me who was feeling isolated from the civic conversation. Thank you so much. I've recommended it to everyone I know.
This app is outstanding in all respects. I appreciate the ability to express my concerns and opinions in a clear and impactful way.
I also appreciate the fact that I can communicate with and receive a response from the app staff.
Best way to contact your Congressperson. 5/5
Great app for your desktop
Great service 5/5
Easy to use
Thank you!! 5/5
Thank you 5 Calls! 5/5
I so appreciate this app and those that developed it! I love that there is a description of the topic that needs resistance and then a SCRIPT of what to say and the phone number! It's fantastic as I wake up every morning and take action with their help! Awesome!
Democracy made easy. 5/5
This is an easy-to-use app that belongs in the toolbox of every progressive who wants to let their representatives know to stop protecting Trump and value the people first. Use it daily.
Gteat App!! 5/5
By Peace Maker6'7
This is absolutely great. It makes things easy and contacting our government and federal officials about things that concern me. I like the reminder as well. I like knowing exactly who I'm contacting the app provides. This is awesome. This is great.
Get it! Our country needs you - and this app! 5/5
Makes civic activism - so important in these times - so easy. Get this app. Make your calls. Take our country back.
An effective tool for everyone 5/5
This app is so clean looking, so easy to use, and it keeps you up to date on your basic civic duties