People Have Solutions for Pro-Hamas Agitators Blocking Traffic
After Unprecedented Missile Attack, Top Iranian Official Still Has a Valid U.S. Visa
New Report Reveals Extent of China's Role in the Fentanyl Crisis
What Caused Joe Scarborough to Absolutely Lose It Today
Absolute Horror: Bishop Stabbed While Delivering a Church Service in Sydney
The Mayorkas Impeachment Is Now in the Senate's Hands. Here's What Comes Next.
Affirmative Action Beneficiary Joy Reid Declares NY Attorney General Alvin Bragg to Be...
Is a Trump-Biden 2024 Debate Looking Less Likely?
New Poll Shows How Florida Voters Feel About Measures Restricting Abortion
Blacklisting Iran's Revolutionary Guard Is a No-Brainer
Video Shows Suspected Illegal Aliens Landing Boat on California Beach and Fleeing
Trump's Secret Weapon in 2024 Is a Double-Edged Sword
Ted Cruz on the Importance of Holding an Impeachment Trial Against DHS Sec....
Illegal Immigrant Child Sex Offender Arrested in California
The Day I Agreed With Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman

NTU Launches Text Messaging Advocacy

This just in from National Taxpayers Union:
"We alert. You call. They listen." That's the idea behind the 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union's announcement today of a new technology -- text messaging -- the group will use to activate concerned citizens nationwide on important matters of fiscal policy at the federal and state levels. Taxpayers can opt in to NTU's service by texting "FIGHT" to 54608. NTU unveiled its system today at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Although text messaging, or SMS (Short Message Service), outreach has been popularized by the entertainment industry, political campaigns, and other policy organizations, NTU Director of Government Affairs Andrew Moylan believes NTU is the first grassroots taxpayer advocacy group to utilize it on a national level. "It's well known that President Obama successfully used text technology during his campaign, but few -- if any -- taxpayer watchdog organizations are using it to mobilize their members," Moylan said. "Now, with the push of a button, citizens nationwide will be able to call their elected officials -- from Members of Congress to state legislators -- and voice their concerns on or support of certain bills."

After signing up for NTU's service by texting "FIGHT" to 54608, subscribers will receive an automated confirmation message with more information and opt-out instructions. NTU has maintained a long and growing list of activists willing to e-mail their government representatives on specific issues -- something it will continue to do -- but employing mobile messaging technology puts NTU ahead of the curve when it comes to grassroots activism.

"Congressional offices inundated with e-mails can easily ignore those messages by hitting 'delete,' but nothing sends a more powerful message -- one that cannot be ignored -- than thousands upon thousands of phone calls that could shut down the Capitol switchboard, as was the case during recent bailout and stimulus votes," Moylan concluded. "The same is true for State Legislatures across the country: A voice on the phone has infinitely more influence and immediacy than an e-mail."

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos