This app has been extremely helpful in getting my views to my representatives. I hate talking on the phone, but 5calls has made it so easy. I’m grateful this app exists.
Daily resistance 5/5
By SD activist
I make calls nearly every day. 5 Calls makes it so easy and helps it take so little time. The scripts are helpful, educational and can be copied into emails I send to Congresspeople. I have recommended it to so many friends.
Great App! 5/5
I love this app. It has tons of topics to choose from and makes contacting reps so much easier. I love the quick and dirty breakdown of the issues so you're more informed when you call/write.
Need Email Option 4/5
This app seems great (I haven’t used it yet), but it would be even better if it included an option to email your representatives also. I know that members of Congress tally emails just as they do phone calls, so they are just as powerful. And email is both easier for a constituent to send (if they are busy) and easier for congressional offices to tally (takes less time). Please include this feature to make your app even more awesome. Thanks!
Simple and effective action 5/5
By Nic biz
Makes calling your government officials very simple. Some built in scripts. All the numbers are there. Really make the process less intimidating.
Simple to use 5/5
By LS from NC
I really like 5Calls. It's definitely the most user-friendly political action app that I've found.
Calling Democrats in key states 3/5
I have representatives with my values so they almost always vote the way I would like them to. I would like to get numbers to call that are voters in key states where the constituency could make a difference. Like tax reform. Why aren’t we being given phone numbers so that we can convince the voters to call their (republican) reps?This would b a much more effective use of my time than making calls to people who already are fighting this awful tax giveaway to the rich.
I feel like I’m making a difference! 5/5
I was feeling overwhelmed in keeping up with all of the political issues out there, and felt helpless to do anything meaningful about it. This app is so helpful in quickly getting to the point of current issues, and lays out a script for me to follow, plus lists the contact numbers for who I need to call so that my voice is heard! I feel so much better knowing I’m participating in the process. Thank you for this great app!
Makes Activism Easy 5/5
Crucial for the grass roots action that is necessary at this time.
Simple & highly efficient 5/5
I absolutely love this app! It is simple & easy to follow. It offers very important political & social issues to call your members of Congress & Senators about. Lastly it is extremely useful and efficient.
Wonderful, necessary app 5/5
Alleviates the pressure of speaking with uncertainty about issues that you care about but struggle to verbally communicate efficiently. A very important app!
Democracy in action - share with friends 5/5
I’m so thankful this app exists to give a voice to many that would be too intimidated to call on their own. It helps give insight into the issues that need our most pressing attention.
I think this is sad. 1/5
To encourage resistance while encouraging hatred is saddening. I encourage everyone to find love and positivity rather than hate and negativity
Strikes me that the topics suggested fall into the Trump trap of creating so many outrageous issues that none can effectively attacked. How about addressing the elephant in the room: that the incompetent and dangerous liar-in-chief needs to be removed before he destroys the country or the world!
Can assume the app can be used for any message, rather than just the limited issues included?
Fantastic app! 5/5
Highly recommended with great ease of use! Try it!
Makes calling legislators easy 5/5
By Like the nite sky
All of my senators & representatives are in one place, thereby, calling with my concerns easy. The app has a nice overview of issues also.
A true tool for democracy. 5/5
A huge “thanks” to the developers of this amazing tool for democracy. So easy to use, so complete and well maintained.
Democracy Alive 5/5
Great opportunity to express my view/requests to my local - State & Federal Legislators. 5 Star is an effective instrument to get this job done. Democracy alive!
May I add, the convenience afforded me to express my views/requests to both local & Federal Legislators is sometimes rewarded with direct response from my local Representative. I know my voice is being heard. Thank you. Fred P.
Get Political!! 5/5
This app, 5 Calls, is super easy to use. I love that it allows me another avenue to have my voice heard on issues important to me and my family. With this app there is no reason not to get involved!
This is awesome! 5/5
Thank you for making the process of getting engaged on key issues so easy!
This app is great! 5/5
It provides phone numbers, issue selection and scripts. Great tool!
Exactly what I needed 5/5
Wasn't sure what to say about certain issues. This app is all I need.
You are the best! 5/5
Keep up the great work!
Accountability counts 5/5
I know having something like this reminds me to do the simplest thing I can; call and make my voice heard. Nice easy app
Easy and informative 5/5
I don't like talking to people on the phone, but Five Calls makes it so simple to learn about issues and reach out to my legislators. The synopsis is clear and detailed without being too long and the scripts are great. I also use it in conjunction with Resistbot to fax these messages. I appreciate that it showcases key progressive issues so I can stay aware and active.
Easy to Use 5/5
This app has helped me to stay politically involved. It's easy to use and very gratifying to see the tally of all the calls I've made. I would love to have a version for my state legislature and issues.
With this administration Horror show it's hard to keep track of everything g bad happening and call about it. 5 calls tracks issues important to me and helps me keep my reps accountable with a very easy to use app.
Updated and very positive review 5/5
Had a design hiccup when I first downloaded the app. But the designers heard me and fixed it immediately. That's super cool. This is a much needed app/service and I'm thrilled to be using it. Easy to use to search the issues and to contact the right offices. Thank you!
Thank you for this resource 5/5
Calling reps can be daunting. I know that I get nervous and forget what I wanted to say. I second guess myself. I'm sure I'm not the only one so thank you. This app and this organization have helped unfluster the flustered and given words to the tongue-tied.
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.