5 Calls


5 Calls is the easiest and most effective way for citizens to make an impact in national and local politics

Turn your passive participation into active resistance. Facebook likes and Twitter retweets can’t create the change you want to see. Calling your Government on the phone can.”

5Calls makes it easy to find out who represents you, how to contact them, what topics are currently hot ones, and suggests scripts to follow if you want help in phrasing your concerns.  It’s all shown how on their website:

Elected Officials and Their Local Phone Numbers:

U.S. Senators from New York State

Charles Schumer     (518) 431-4070

Kirsten Gillibrand    (518) 431-0120

U.S. House of Representatives Members from the Albany Area

19th Congressional District  Antonio Delgado     (202) 225-5614

20th Congressional District  Paul Tonko                (518) 465-0700

21st  Congressional District   Elise Stefanik           (518) 743-0964

Fact Checking Sites

Coalition of Capital Region Progressives (CCRP)

CCRP posts notices of major upcoming local events:

They also maintain a full calendar of local events:


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