Over the past year, major changes in American politics have left a lot of people feeling like they should be doing more to get involved.
Political advocacy can take a lot of forms. It can be passive or active, partisan or nonpartisan, personal or large-scale. As engineers, we are uniquely empowered to apply our skills to important causes. This post describes how I built a simple, open-source app using Twilio that’s handled over 10,000 calls to senators and representatives in Congress…
Our stack is Node/Express, Twilio, and an API from the Sunlight Foundation that allows us to look up representatives for a given zip code.
Here’s how it works:
- User calls our Twilio phone number
- Phone number asks them for their zip code
- User enters their zip code
- Phone number connects them with their representatives
Read the complete article here.