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Drunk dialing Congress over shutdown

The new website gives fed-up Americans the liquid courage to tell random lawmakers how they really feel.
Screengrab of the website
Screengrab of the website

A new website encourages fed-up Americans to let loose on lawmakers., launched by the mobile ad firm Revolution Messaging, invites visitors to “have a drink” and “call and yell at a random member of Congress.” By entering in their phone number, users are then called back by the site through a 1-800 number and connected to a Capitol Hill office. What happens next is up to you.

Talking points like “You jerks are costing the country $12 million bucks per hour!” and “My grandma can’t get her cancer treatment” are provided to users as inspiration, along with a few drink recipes like “The Sleepy Senator” that would be sure to impart some liquid courage pre-dial.

Although veiled in humor, the message of the site is simple and effective: if you are unhappy with how your elected officials are handling your government, speak up