Who’s your political rep?

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Who’s your political rep?

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) said he may prosecute women for ending their own pregnancies. – Law & Crime

Who is your political rep? Congressperson? Senator? Governor? State Attorney General? How do you keep track what they’re doing? What are they voting for? Who are their major political contributors? How can you call them to give them a piece of your mind? Your tax dollars pay their salaries. They are supposed to be working for you.

It’s hard to find the information you’re looking for when it is scattered across different websites. This new map makes it easier to follow up on a headline and contact the politicians who salaries your tax dollars pay for. Click on this map for details. Get the facts. Click CALL and in three clicks you are connected to the politician responsible.

Give them a piece of your mind

Share this map freely with this link or as a GIF

How to find your political rep and contact them

  • Click on the are where you live or type in an address
  • The map shows the details on the Congress person, Senator, Governor and Attorney General for that area
  • Click on their phone number on your smartphone or laptop to call them immediately
  • Use the Tell Them app to find out what your Congressperson is voting for, who is funding them along with other details.

Get the facts ……….. fast

Say for instance, you are a veteran and read the headline “Don’t make it harder for overseas military to vote”. – Stars & Stripes

“Ohio’s tightened window for receiving mailed ballots is likely to affect just several hundred of the thousands of military and overseas ballots received in any election. Critics say any number is too great.“ What kind of society do we call ourselves if we are disenfranchising people from the rights that they are overseas protecting ours?” said Willis Gordon, a Navy veteran and veterans affairs chair of the Ohio NAACP’s executive committee.” – News & Record

You want to call the politicians behind this new Republican voter suppression scheme. Zoom into the map and Congressional district boundaries will appear. Say you live in Marion, Ohio. Details on Jim Jordan appear. You can read about his role in the deadly Jan 6th insurrection, his donation from the Koch Industries and Jordan’s phone number. All this took 5 seconds and you can call his office if you choose with one click, without even having to dial his number.

Politicians behaving badly

A lot of nasty legislation gets passed quietly, and politicians hope you won’t notice because you are busy and the details are hard to find. Maps and easy to use data analysis fights their scheme. They make it easy to see what’s really going on and how their actions hurt you. Get the facts and hold them accountable for their votes. Do you want to support their donors funding the bad legislation with the money you spend?

Tell Them app

Don’t be distracted

Some politicians say one thing, but do something completely different. They’ll take your tax dollars as their salary, but vote for the interests of their big, dark money donors. These politicians hide their tracks. They know you’re busy with little time for research. The truth is out there, but often hard to find because it is scattered across different websites. The TELL THEM app pulls information from different resources together so it’s easy to search.

TakeAway: Use technology to make it easier for voters to find their reps and contact them to hold them accountable for their votes.

Deepak
DemLabs

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This map to help voters find their political rep can be freely embedded in a website with this code: < iframe width=”800″ height=”600″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen src=”https://arcg.is/1f9Dnm0″></iframe>

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