New App to Change the Way Americans Interact With Their Lawmakers

Countable.US Launches Today, With Backing from Top Politicos, Tech Execs

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I truly believe that Countable will become the go-to app for influencing lawmakers, and will shake up the process. - Joe Trippi

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 15, 2014

One-click communication to Capitol Hill lawmakers and digestible descriptions of any given bill in Congress are two features of Countable (http://www.countable.us), a new app launching today.

Countable is being built by the team that founded, built, and grew SideReel.com and successfully sold that company to Rovi in 2011. Advisors include political insiders like Joe Trippi, who masterminded revolutionary use of technology during Howard Dean’s campaign in 2003-2004.

“I truly believe that Countable will become the go-to app for influencing lawmakers, and will shake up the process,” Trippi said.

In the era of Buzzfeed, when “quick and simple” rules, Countable makes policymaking accessible for constituents in three straightforward ways:

  • It offers a succinct and digestible description of any given piece of legislation in the House and Senate, along with brief pro and con arguments.
  • It provides constituents with a way to tell their Representative and Senators how to vote, with just one click.
  • It supplies tools to keep users informed as to whether their Representatives and Senators voted the way they were urged to.

Countable offers benefits to two other key audiences. For congress members and their staff, Countable provides a central place to track trends for and against upcoming policy from their constituents, through data collected by the app. Additionally, Countable gives Hill offices a means to communicate with their constituents, en masse, targeted toward those who may be interested in any specific issue. For outside groups, Countable provides a place to organize support for or opposition against any given piece of legislation, by driving membership to this easy-to-use website and app, and it allows them to learn more about constituents’ interests and trends, to see which issues are hot, and which are not.

“The reason Countable will succeed with the public is it truly boils down the issues, and it is easy to use,” said Bart Myers, CEO of Countable. “Politics are far too complex and inaccessible, as is. Countable’s strength is that it makes politics and policy accessible to both those who watch the 24-hour news cycle, and those who may not. Unlike other attempts at political and policy apps, there is huge growth potential, with Countable.”

Countable is a launching a web-based app, with iPhone and Android apps planned for rollout, soon.

About Countable

Countable (http://www.countable.us) was launched in May 2014, to give constituents an easy and straightforward way to understand proposed laws, and keep track of, and directly influence, their lawmakers. The company is founded, led and advised by a team with notable achievements in technology, start-ups, and politics such as SideReel.com, the Bay Partners venture capital firm, and the Howard Dean presidential campaign, which is often credited for revolutionizing the use of technology in politics.

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