Countable - Contact Congress

Countable - Contact Congress

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  • Current Version: 4.2.4
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • Developer: Countable Corp
  • Compatibility: Android
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Countable - Contact Congress App

**Featured on MSNBC, the Today Show, The NYTimes, Wired, Politico and the iTunes App Store Countable makes learning about what your government is up to easy and fun. Learn about issues you care about, influence Congress with one tap voting, and rally your friends around specific legislation. MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND - Daily notifications about upcoming votes - Short non-partisan summaries of news and legislation - Unbiased arguments for and against HOLD YOUR REPS ACCOUNTABLE - See how your votes align with your lawmakers - Post an opinion or vote and we’ll inform your lawmakers - Don’t be surprised if you receive a message back CALL YOUR REPS - Make your voice immediately by calling your representatives - 3D touch the app icon to get a list of your reps - Find your reps in the menu for easy access to their phone numbers SEND VIDEO MESSAGES TO PRESIDENT & YOUR REPS - Use the camera on your iPhone/iPad to record video messages - Send them to your reps or President Trump and break through the noise - Tell your story in your own voice and be heard! COMMUNITY - See what other people are saying about the issues you care about - Like their opinions to show your support - Post principled arguments and help change people’s minds ------- Accolades: - “Slick, easy to use and could definitely help inform your opinions.” - New York Times - “Telling your senator how to vote is as easy and ‘liking’ a Facebook picture.” -Tech Crunch What our users say: - “Fast, easy way to interact with Congress.” - “Makes it easy to stay informed with D.C. and ultimately let's my voice be heard.” - “An easy way to keep track of bills in congress and give feedback to my senators and representatives!” We love feedback! Email us at support@countable.com Follow us at @Countable, facebook.com/countable.us, and plus.google.com/+CountableUs/posts About Countable: Countable was created by a team of dedicated Americans based in San Francisco and Washington DC. We believe that using technology properly we can make American democracy work in a fashion similar to what our founders envisioned. Our advisory team includes former Senator Evan Bayh, Joe Trippi, who ran Howard Dean’s revolutionary presidential campaign in 2004.

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  • Voiceover compatibility 3/5

    By Nancy.lc.
    I am disappointed with how accountable works with apples voiceover. Many buttons, including the yay and nay buttons, are not labeled. A little work would make the app much easier to use. I know Apple has guidelines and tools for making apps accessible. Please give them a try.
  • Great app 4/5

    By Kttlovejoy
    Takes the guess work and difficulty out of telling your representatives what you think. So helpful in today’s politics.
  • Turning INTO a RANT BOX 2/5

    By Mikal T
    Sadly there are fewer & fewer reasoned statements. Comments that are NOT directly concerned with the subject being presented are increasing every week & SHOULD BE DELETED. And even though this is supposed to be a place & means for contacting our reps... individuals are again using it to attack each other... I am very close to deleting this app which had so much promise...
  • Needs some work 1/5

    By ethan, an American
    Good intentions, bad execution. It would help if the actual bills and government information were presented in a better format. This would be better than having to see the opinions and votes of extremely pretentious/partisan users before actually reading the texts of bills. Overall, it is a good app- if you can get past the comments and votes of people who don’t know what they’re typing about.
  • Excellent App 5/5

    By CraigA1270
    Get involved in our government! Tell your representatives what you think. It is vital to be part of how our representatives think about issues.
  • Everyone should have this on their phone! 5/5

    By vonGhoul
    How much easier do you need it to be to get involved. Let them hear you and be loud. “Talk Hard”
  • Awesome concept 3/5

    By tuckjosh
    But tons of bug issues.
  • Problematic 2/5

    By skaptasticvoyage
    Love the idea of this app. Hate that it’s been glitching for months so I still see when my former reps voted and not my new home reps.
  • Good in theory, horrible in execution 1/5

    By B in KC
    This started as an unbiased forum to stay informed on issues. However over time Countable has shown they are no different than the corrupt main stream media. Be weary of the content here - it will be biased.
  • Review 5/5

    By Karenr77
    This web site is completely un biased towards our worst government in my history. It’s all facts and I heavily depend on Countable for my reading on issues. The other thing is we, on any issue, have the ability to contact our reps. Doesn’t get any better than Countable.
  • Fake News 1/5

    By Status Quo Lover
    Leftist propaganda disguised as an app. The authors can’t help it, though... they, and everyone they know, are leftists. Lots of false narratives.
  • No Delete 1/5

    By Ubelluri
    Like being held hostage? Then this service is for you. Warning: there is no option to delete your account. Like a thug gang, once you’re in you can’t get out.
  • Awesome app! Second best way to make an impact in politics. 5/5

    By Adjie203
    Other than voting this is the best way to make an impact in politics. Just need more people to buy in so our representatives recognize and give more weight to comments coming from this app.
  • A much needed app 4/5

    By MrScatterbrain90
    I really love what this app is providing for every day citizens. Finally! Something that easily lets us see what our Congress is up to and voice our opinion to them. Thank you so much developers! Please keep up the good work! Suggested feature: In addition to to sending representatives our written opinions after we vote on an issue, I think it would be even more impactful if you sent them a summarizing graphic showing the vote distribution on that topic. For example, a graphic that shows the number of yea/nay votes by state, or by the whole country based on the users of your app. Current bug: The app keeps crashing every time I click on the “Progress” button of a bill or issue.
  • Fake News App 1/5

    By BaxTERqwerty
    This is heavily endorsed by all the FAKE NEWS outlets. I am uninstalling at once. If you want real news I trust the experts at Fox News. This app has no relevance in the market place.
  • Helps you be a citizen 5/5

    By OldYankee
    It puts you in contact with you representatives and shows you what they’re up to now. Great app.
  • What happened to details 1/5

    By Heeldevildawg
    This used to tell me how each senators/congressmen voted. Can’t find that info anymore
  • Review 1/5

    By Tv wizard
    Disappointing. Hard to use.
  • Great App 4/5

    By gLip2
    This is an amazing app that has made me a more informed citizen and has helped me communicate with my representatives. I’ll give it five stars when I can respond to someone else’s comments on a bill, which fosters not only involvement but also communication.
  • One of the most important apps. 5/5

    By Allanaz
    I have tons of applications. As a photographer I live in my apps. This app is my important. This app facilitates involvement in our process of government. As a writer, who’s name escapes me, could be Saul Bellows, wrote, “there is no such thing as a non political man.” Either we shape our world or others will shape it for us. This app performs the most vital and noble role of empowering the individual, and facilitating involvement in our Democracy. We must stand for one another, we are bound to defend the rights noted in our constitution. As we stand for the rights of one, we protect the rights for many.
  • Great app for news about Federal Law news 5/5

    By Electric unicorn
    This is an app any Patriot of The USA (and any local version of this app for those patriots of other countries) should have on their smartphone or tablet device. Has a synopsis of the actual language written in layman's English so that those who don't speak legal-ese understand the effect of the proposed legislation. Very helpful. Gives you a brief description and arguments for and against each bill. That way you can know exactly where you stand on it. Having the contact info in the app of the legislature and Congress is really nice. The built-in post to Facebook and Twitter are also great to help really your friends and family to your side in the political debate.
  • Leftist App 1/5

    By RyanBM
    I removed this app after I noticed it had an option labeled “Talk to Trump”.. which is basically a feature that allows you to join in on bad mouthing the President of the United States. If these developers think they’ll get many dedicated users.. they should think again. Promoting the bad mouthing of the President is ludicrous and extreme.
  • Needs a paragraph break function. 3/5

    By Jathar93
    When I submit a message to my representatives, I want to be able to organize my thoughts in a manner that provides organization and clarity. Mashing all of my thoughts into one paragraph does not accomplish this. I need to be able to present myself as an informed voter, and not some idiot mashing on a keyboard. Additionally, I would like a preview function, that shows me the FULL message being sent to my representatives.
  • Amazing tool 5/5

    By UnitedEgg
    This is an amazing platform for civic participation and I'm excited to see it grow. It would be great to also have my local representatives such as city council, mayor and state legislature in there as well; hopefully that's coming!
  • Awesome, but it won’t let me post to Twitter 5/5

    By austinschless
    I absolutely love the concept of this application, but I wish I was able to share my responses via twitter. I know there is an option to share to Twitter, but it does not seem to be functioning properly. I am able to write up a tweet, but there is no button to post. Please fix this!
  • Yes and No 3/5

    By zhendu1
    It’s been great to keep up to date with what is going on in D.C. and being able to contact my members of Congress. However, I’m hard pressed to find Amy conservative users. While it is important to engage in civil discussion, the majority here is liberal minded folk simply here to bash folks and politicians from the other side of the aisle. Again, enjoy the app, but I do wish there was more of a conservative representation using the app.
  • Some good - some not so good 3/5

    By Rrjunkmail
    This app is kind of like Facebook for the political crowd. It lets you see the federal legislature in “action” - unfortunately there’s no links to the bills, only a brief synopsis of the bill with a statement from the sponsor and opposition (usually a tweet from both) It also allows you to message your representative and senators. It also allows for calling them. Unfortunately many of the users don’t realize (or care) that the messages they are posting go to their reps and just use it as if they are on Facebook trying to shame others into believing their rants. Finally, it’s somewhat buggy- looking at the “details” of a bill rarely works the way it should, instead it drops you into the comments area and you have scroll back up, it frequently closes the details area for no apparent reason, when posting a message, things like editing are difficult and there’s no way to make a new paragraph.
  • Needs better layout 3/5

    By JOCO
    On mor the next be around occasion that I’ve voted when I wanted to read the pros and cons. It needs to be reorganized so that voting is at the bottom of the explanation.
  • My FAVORITE APP 5/5

    By Luvalivious
    Ever feel like expressing your opinion to your congressional representatives but don’t find the time? This app has everything you need to easily become an informed and engaged citizen. And it’s so fun to see what others are writing in different states to their reps. Definitely can get you riled up sometimes when others see things differently but it’s all good. Democracy isn’t always pretty. Some even consider it a knock-down blood sport. If you like politics then you’re going to LOVE this app!
  • App works almost as well as Congress 1/5

    By watsnos
    App is extremely glitchy. Updates don’t seem to be fixing it. App either stalls and won’t show “progress” or other info about the bill, or it will crash when you try to see more info about the bill.
  • Should b easier to contact reps after your vote 2/5

    By Justin 28562
    Once i vote yeah or nay should be able to send message to reps while also having the choice to calling them, which is the only option countable gives. Instead must go back to my reps and send message. Too many steps for getting point across .
  • Epic Spam! 1/5

    By KVB-FM
    What a shame that these Defenders of Democracy refuse to honor email unsubscribe requests, equating them with the worst of porn hucksters. Should you install this app, think twice before agreeing to ANY notifications.
  • Crashes often 3/5

    By Bones82199
    I love the app, but it crashes often on IPhone X running iOS 11.1.2
  • Great App 5/5

    By Markhvacky
    Will recommend works great
  • Two main issues. 3/5

    By EmElJee
    1. The check marks for selecting topics are too small and it was very frustrating to have to select them individually. Make "select all" an option and/or make the check marks bigger to avoid opening a new page everytime the checkmark is missed. Or change it so that you can quick tap the subject to select and long press/seipe to open. 2. Editing comments forces crash. Please fix.
  • iPhone X update buggy but still a good app 4/5

    By Jeysson
    Can you lighten up the bottom notch a little? You’re not able to clearly read what’s written because the bottom line notch is blocking the content. Other apps have that bottom notch lighten or it even removed completely and only displayed when switching between apps. Besides that... great app! Externally informative.. Can you provide content to watch videos/interviews? Thanks
  • Great App maybe a lil tweaking needed 5/5

    By iusesnapchateveryday
    Hi thanks for this app 5 stars isn’t enough!!!! I think it is hugely underrated. I absolutely love it. The only critique I have is that in the iPhone X the “Feed” “Bills” and “Notifications” are right by the bar used to gesture to go home. If that could be raised a little bit that would be awesome. Other than that ❤️ this app. Great work! 👍
  • Info is good - can’t tweet my opinion 4/5

    By Tljcarter57
    Twitter tweet is broken. No button to tweet after entering text. No way out of share without killing app
  • Emails? 2/5

    By Detrocious
    I have email notifications turned off, why am I still getting them?
  • Crucial issues 3/5

    By daoofphoenix
    Not to impressed. I can’t do a direct search for H.R. 848. Nothing comes up. The actual website produces results, not this app. I also seem to never get notified on the issues I have highlighted. Seems to show me everything but what is highlighted. These crucial issues makes this app seem more of a disinformant setting me up to lose track of the issues.
  • Better Citizen Involvement 5/5

    By Spiritual Explorer
    I used to get only updates from my elected representatives via email; now I get the REST of the story. I am better informed due to the Yea and Nay comments from others. I feel empowered now.
  • Forcing me to sign in to read? 😡 2/5

    By Doug12321232123
    I want my privacy! I thought this was a good way to see what's going on in congress. It does not report everything that is happening; but it is better than nothing. I like my privacy in browsing and reading! I can understand signing in to the app to post comments, but signing into the app just read? No!!! I doubt I will be using this app very much going forward. I would have giving it 4 or 5 stars prior to this change.
  • Neat idea, we will see how useful it is over time =] 4/5

    By Concordion
    Cool app! Please update the iPhone X layout. It could use some slight UI repositioning such that it does not overlap the bottom bar.
  • It Works! 4/5

    By GreggieX2
    Love this app! I use it every week. Two suggestions, 1) I wish it had the ability to somehow pull local election information into it at election time by jurisdiction, e.g., who’s on the ballet etc., and 2) information on who supports/confirms various appointed positions, e.g., judicial judges.
  • Good concept 2/5

    By DaddyDitka
    I think the app is a good concept and definitely keeps you better informed. However the liberal bias does concern me. If you are going to do a political app like this you need it to be as unbiased as possible so people can make there own informed decisions. And this week when there was a headline about kids Trump costumes but no headlines about Hilary rigging the DNC I was disgusted by the bias.
  • A little buggy 3/5

    By Treir Mcgillycuddy
    I love using this app to express my opinion and share it with others and my representatives. However, every time you want to read details or progress of a bill the screen scrolls way down and will crash if you scroll up too fast.
  • Issues since last update. 4/5

    By Michael_JL
    Since the current update after posting a comment the screen that shows your comment shows nothing but lines instead of text. Otherwise a truly great app! Issue remains in version 4.2...please fix!
  • Great Apo 5/5

    By LucidFlutter
    Fantastic App! Easy to use interface. My only reliable news source. Really helps me to stay connected with issues that are important to me.
  • Reading 5/5

    By Noremac Hernandez
    I’d like to have the option of reading the entire bill rather than, in the case of going directly to my senators page, only being able to read the title.
  • Rated 2 for readability and 10 for great news and communication 2/5

    By Flladycat
    Rated 2 because can’t zoom text or enlarge the very small type!! Really people you have a great forum for people to get their views out but reading the material is too hard when there r such good solutions out there(free and commercial) I personally like zoom text which my Apple iPhone and iPad usually can function on a site but not your site or select size of print for easy readability. Please correct and actually allow support messages so I don’t have to use ratings to get information to you!

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