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Capitol Call Honored For Best Public Service & Activism Mobile Sites & Apps In The 22nd Annual Webby Awards.
SEATTLE, WA — April 2nd, 2018 – Capitol Call, a multi-partisan political activism app that takes the guesswork out of calling Congress and puts lobbying power in the hands of the people, announced today that it has been honored for Best Public Service & Activism mobile sites & apps in the 22nd Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts, including Jimmy Kimmel, Lyft CEO Logan Green, Girls Who Code Founder Reshma Saujani, Gimlet Media CEO Alex Blumberg, Instagram’s Eva Chen, social entrepreneur Van Jones, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, Playmatics CEO Margaret Wallace, Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian, and Black Lives Matter’s Opal Tometi.
“Honorees like Capitol Call are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the over 13,000 entries we received this year.”
"It's an incredible honor to be recognized for something that my team and I are so passionate about and to see that others also believe in our vision of helping the people be heard by their lawmakers." said Brandon Peterson, Founder of Capitol Call. "Civic engagement and discourse is more important than ever and we hope with each day that we're able to reach more people looking for a way to get involved."
Capitol Call is available to download for free in the Apple and Google Play stores. Download the app and learn more at: http://www.capitolcall.org.
About Capitol Call
Capitol Call is the multi-partisan mobile app that takes the guesswork out of calling Congress. Currently in the hands of 50,000 citizens, the app uses GPS to automatically determine the user's representatives and provides sample phone scripts, allowing users to take immediate action. A true bootstrap startup, founder Brandon Peterson and his small team work nights and weekends, putting in personal time and dollars, to make it easier to track the causes you care about and let your voice be heard. Capitol Call was developed by object studio in Seattle, Washington USA. To learn more visit, www.capitolcall.org.
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Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Film & Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social, Podcasts & Digital Audio, and Games. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: YouTube, HBO, WP Engine, EY, YouGov, Vitamin T, The Hollywood Reporter, WNYC Studios, Digiday, Glixel, Product Hunt, and Social Media Week.