Activist Technology Gets Political: Upstart Resistbot Faxes Lawmakers For You

In these days of constantly contacting politicians to make sure our voices are heard, along comes a new technology to make things a bit easier.

Meet Resistbot, a free service that turns texts into faxes that are then sent to politicians across the country. Launched last month, the service is run by volunteers and supported by donations.

To mobilize the operation, users simply text the word “resist” to 50409. The automated bot will ask for a name and zip code to determine which public officials to contact. First messages go to senators, but users can also send them to representatives.

via Technology Gets Political: Upstart Resistbot Faxes Lawmakers For You | The Huffington Post