Fattah Takes Hold of Technology with iPhone App

Aug 04, 2010, 11:48 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

Congressman becomes first Democrat to offer this service to constituents.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) announced today the launch of his new iPhone app. Fattah is the first Democrat in the House to offer this technology, which provides him another avenue to inform and engage his constituents through a dominant online content distributor. His app provides a new platform to relay his message and receive feedback from his constituents. 

There are more than 650,000 residents in the Second District. The app was designed to literally put constituents just a touch away from Congressman Fattah on his latest legislative initiatives and other matters.  

"Apps can be a revolution in closing the digital divide between public officials and constituents," Fattah said.

For example, the Congressman has authored and guided to passage four major programs in the current Congress, most recently and notably the Emergency Homeowners Relief Fund enacted as part of the Wall Street Reform Act and modeled after a Pennsylvania mortgage aid program that he created. The Fattah list in the 111th Congress includes the American Opportunity Tax Credit for college tuition and expenses, Energy Efficiency and Community Block Grants (both AOTC and EECBG are funded by the Recovery Act) and reauthorization of GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs). All of these multi-billion-dollar initiatives have broad national reach with significant local impact in Philadelphia and the Second District.

"It is one thing to deliver on these accomplishments; yet another to be sure the constituents of the Second Congressional District are aware of my work on their behalf specifically and for the nation in general," said Fattah. "I'm excited about this app and its unlimited possibilities to communicate directly with my constituents because timely and effective communication is critically important."

Fattah's iPhone app was designed by the Sympatico App Development Company. A new media and technology company, Sympatico offers simple, powerful and secure products specifically utilizing mobile browser technology. Visit www.sympaticoapps.com to view Congressman Fattah’s new app.

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah