After several drafts wherein I try to explain my reasons for doing this and then decide that typing variations of “Fuck everything,” over and over again isn’t an introduction, I’m going to keep this short and sweet.
Has your inclination to call or write your various government representatives taken an uptick of late? As in, a major uptick? Do you want it to, but find yourself intimidated by not knowing what to say or how to say it? Here’s a thing that might help.
Currently, it’s a spreadsheet with a bit of setup you need to do initially, and a tiny bit you need to do for each specific issue. However, once you’ve got that going, you’ll have phone, letter, and email scripts for your various officials – no need to look up scripts a hundred different places online. Better, they’ll be scripts that are personalized to you out of the box, so you don’t have to put too much thought into rewriting the generic scripts circulating.
This is just the slimmest fraction of what I want to do with this project (thus the Alpha designation) but it’s a start. Long term, I’m hoping have the beautiful, unholy hybrid of something like the Submissions Grinder or Duotrope and Habitica. Want to help? Let me know. I can do this all by myself, but it’ll be a looooooong time before it’s actually done.