Helps you stay sane AND engaged 5/5
By Starheir Ekd
5Calls is a way to keep speaking truth to power and still keep your daytime job. I make 1 to 24 calls a week to keep my spirits up and hold my representative’s feet to the fire.
Important App 5/5
Organized, pertinent to today’s events. Best of all, easy to use, even for a Luddite like me.
5 CALLS 5/5
By sandy K. L.
Excellent app that states important issues and gives you the telephone numbers of your representatives to make the calls as well as the script you can use. Easy and effective way to make a difference!!
Only democratic political issues 1/5
The political issues you can choose from are only democratic-sided. The app is a great idea but it should be issues any person can call their congressperson about, whether it be democrat or republican. Also, the app tagged all of the designers and developers and they’re all extremely far-left on their social media... if that doesn’t say something about their bias than I don’t know what does. Make the issues appealing to both sides of the political spectrum instead of trying to manipulate people into calling their congressperson about democratic-sided issues.
5 Calls is 5 Stars 5/5
5 Calls is an excellent way for us average Americans to speak our position on current issues to our people in Congress. The scripted responses are very useful. I appreciate that the site also speaks to the fact that assistants in the Congress-members offices are employees. Speaking succinctly and factually with them is what helps.
Thank you, 5 Calls! I’ll be using you often!!
Important app 5/5
Thanks for a terrific app that helps our country!
So easy to use 5/5
This is so easy to use. THANK YOU for making this service available. Many (myself included) never called congress before this app existed because they weren’t sure how. This eliminates that excuse.
Excellent, easy to use app 5/5
Phoning your Members of Congress DOES make a difference; emails and faxes unfortunately don’t. So get this app and start calling!
So efficient 5/5
A great service. And So easy to use!!
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
By B Barrios
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 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.
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.