Service & Advocacy

Digital Democracy
Youlobby.org makes engaged citizenship easier.

By The BAM Staff
September 5th, 2018
Photo of Kira Ganga Kieffer ’08 and Aaron Eisman ’08, at a rally with a sign that says "Healthcare is a Human Right."
Kira Ganga Kieffer ’08 and Aaron Eisman ’08Photo: AJ KIEFFER

Driving home from the January 2017 Women’s March on Washington, Kira Ganga Kieffer ’08 and her husband, Aaron Eisman ’08, came up with the idea to launch YouLobby.org, a streamlined way for regular people to give voice to their concerns with elected officials. “You Are What Democracy Looks Like,” proclaims the site’s homepage, where constituents can type in their zip code to access their representatives’ phone numbers. A list of issues—including foreign policy, gun control, and health care—are featured with sample scripts, talking points, and tips for making calls more effective. According to Kieffer, the site has helped Americans from all 50 states make well over 15,000 calls. 

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