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Cause Caller: Free Automatic Phone Banks

A new website, CauseCaller.com, created by Fred Benenson for his Master Thesis, puts professional campaign technology into your hands. It is a free web application that automates the process of building a phone bank to contact elected representatives. It is Open Source, and incredibly easy to use.
Just go to the site, and there is a video to help you get started.

homepage: homepage: http://www.causecaller.com


More info (forgot to mark the html button, oops) 05.May.2008 17:46

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Here is an excerpt from the webpage:
"Using Cause Caller is simple. Click the Causes at the top of the screen and click on a cause you're interested in phone banking for. Enter your phone number into the form and click the "Start Calling" button.

Cause Caller will then call you and ask you to press 1 to be connected with the first politician associated with the particular cause you've selected. The phone will ring, and you'll be connected to the front desk of that politician's office. You won't have to worry about remembering phone numbers or keeping track -- Cause Caller will take care of all of that for you. Once you're done speaking with the first politician, don't hang up on them, just press the * button. This will move you on to the second politician associated with the cause, and you'll move down the list. That's it!"

If you sign up (for free) you can also create your own causes for others to use.

I'm usually not one to put a lot of faith in the system, but this tool looks like it could be helpful to many campaigns.