A new site gives citizens the chance to do something they’ve always wanted to do — drunk dial their elected representatives.
DrunkDialCongress.org, whose founder and CEO Scott Goodstein worked as the the External Online Director for the 2008 Obama campaign, wants to help its visitors yell at a random member of Congress while krunk’d.
“Whether you are a furloughed worker, being forced to work for free, or just fed up at Capitol Hill: call and yell at a random member of Congress,” the site reads.
A site visitor can enter their phone number into a form on the site, which then prompts a 1-800 number to call their number, and connects them with a random member of Congress.
The site provides talking points to intoxicated callers to help them focus while airing their grievances, along with creatively-named drink recipes to help lubricate the conversation.
If a citizen has a specific member of Congress in mind, there’s help for that, too: Contacting the Congress acts as an up-to-date directory for the 540 members of Congress.
During a keynote speech to a Washington, D.C. audience on Wednesday, Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash said that phone calls to members of Congress are one of the truly effective ways citizens can make their voices heard.
Amash told audience members that phone calls from the public had a huge influence on the decision to not strike Syria.
“People may find this strange, but phone calls are very effective,” said Amash. “They’re much more effective than the public generally understands them to be.”