CQ Roll Call Re-Launches Congress.org: A Grassroots Tool to Communicate with Congress

Mar 13, 2012, 07:30 ET from CQ Roll Call

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CQ Roll Call today announced the re-launch of Congress.org, a grassroots website that allows users to directly contact their Member of Congress. Relying on Capwiz software, users can find their Representatives, compose a letter on the site and have it emailed directly to the Member office.

The updated Congress.org will maintain the Congressional communication and will add a blog featuring up-to-date information about the policy and politics of Capitol Hill. The news feature will draw from both CQ and Roll Call, two respected Capitol Hill publications.

The American Beverage Association is sponsoring the re-launch of Congress.org.

"Our goal is to provide news and information for our readers who want to engage with Congress," said Mike Mills, CQ Roll Call Editorial Director. "By featuring timely and relevant news, our readers can get a sense of the action in Congress. Already, people rely on the site as their primary communication tool for emailing Members of Congress, this is an additional benefit we can provide using CQ Roll Call content."

"Congress.org has a tremendous user base, and we wanted to find a way to better enhance their experience and better serve our users and advertisers," said Mark Walters, SVP and Group Publisher of CQ Roll Call. "The new site has a sleek look and feel for news, while retaining the award-winning Capwiz software that sent over 25 million messages to Congress last year."

To see the re-launched Congress.org, please click here.

About Congress.org:
 Congress.org is a nonpartisan news and information Web site devoted to encouraging civic participation. Our mission is to provide information about public policy issues of the day and tips on effective advocacy so that citizens can make their voices heard. The heart of Congress.org is an award-winning software program that makes it easy for citizens to write their elected officials.

About CQ Roll Call: 
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of timely news, objective facts and analysis, and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, we keep our fingers on the pulse of the legislative process and give our clients the tools they need to maximize their influence. We are the ultimate insider, and our unmatched network of relationships and expertise has powered the productivity of those who rely on us since 1945.

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