FreedomWorks, meet MegaVote.

Dear Freedom Works.

MegaVote does it better; here is how.

When I get an email from MegaVote , I am given one interface to multi-cast my emails to my congress-critters.

Your interface, however, breaks the flow of what I am doing.

Here is the last email I got from them. Please notice, how it handles all the multiplexing under the hood.

June 27, 2011

In this MegaVote for Florida’s 8th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

Senate: Confirmation of Leon E. Panetta to be Secretary of Defense
House: Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011
House: America Invents Act
House: Authorizing the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya
House: To limit the use of funds to support NATO Operation Unified Protector with respect to Libya

Upcoming Congressional Bills

Senate: Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011

Editor’s Note: The House is in recess this week.

Recent Senate Votes
Confirmation of Leon E. Panetta to be Secretary of Defense – Vote Confirmed (100-0)

Current CIA Director Leon E. Panetta was confirmed to be the next Secretary of Defense. Panetta succeeds Secretary Robert Gates, who is retiring at the end of June.

Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. Marco Rubio voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

Recent House Votes
Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011 – Vote Passed (253-166, 12 Not Voting)

This House bill would require the EPA to complete action within six months on air pollution permit applications for offshore oil and gas drilling. A companion measure has been introduced in the Senate but its future is unclear. The administration opposes the bill.

Rep. Daniel Webster voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

America Invents Act – Vote Passed (304-117, 10 Not Voting)

The House passed this bill that would make changes to the patent system. The Senate passed its version of the bill in March 2011. Negotiators will likely meet this summer to work out a compromise bill. The administration has expressed support for the House bill.

Rep. Daniel Webster voted NO……send e-mail or see bio

Authorizing the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya – Vote Failed (123-295, 13 Not Voting)

The House rejected a resolution that would have authorized the use of U.S. military force in Libya for one year.

Rep. Daniel Webster voted NO……send e-mail or see bio

To limit the use of funds to support NATO Operation Unified Protector with respect to Libya – Vote Failed (180-238, 13 Not Voting)

The House rejected this bill that would have defunded U.S. military involvement in NATO activities in Libya. U.S. participation would have been restricted to support operations such as intelligence, surveillance, and search and rescue.

Rep. Daniel Webster voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

Do you see all those ‘send email’ links right next to the congress-critter’s name and their vote?

From that simple interface, I can scan their actions, and then I can click on a link and communicate with my congress-critter without having to switch from web-mode to phone-mode.

With your interface, I have to lead my keyboard and pick up the telephone; that is inadequate design.

Freedom Works, you are good. Please get better in this user experience area.

Sincerely

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Posted on June 29, 2011, in political, seepable. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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