The Original US Congress Handbook Launches an All-New Advocacy Day Assistant Smartphone App

Contact: Jamie Herring
Phone: (240) 235-0271

Bethesda, MD (October 14, 2015) – The Original US Congress Handbook team is excited to announce the release of the Advocacy Day Assistant app, an innovative application that empowers and engages advocates participating in a fly-in on the Hill.

This fully-customizable smartphone app allows users to schedule, coordinate and update Hill meetings with ease, stay in constant contact with advocates, upload talking points, and get real-time feedback throughout a fly-in.

“After years of working with clients to create custom advocacy tools with our line of US Congress Handbooks, the natural next step was to develop an app,” stated Joel Poznansky, publisher of the Original US Congress Handbook. “We’ve partnered with the expert app developers at NWYC and fly-in expert Stephanie Vance of Advocacy Associates to put together the most comprehensive and user friendly advocacy day app available.”

The Advocacy Day Assistant app includes: 

  • Detailed Congressional profiles customized for each individual user based on their meetings schedule 
  • Member biographies, vote history, committee assignments, recent news articles & links to each members social media profiles customized for each individual user based on their meetings schedule
  • Real-time schedule updates with push notifications allowing users to update advocates with last minute meeting changes
  • Advocate to advocate messaging
  • Integration with Google walking maps to navigate between congressional offices
  • Post fly-in surveys with push notifications
  • Web based administration for schedulers

For more information of the Advocacy Day Assistant app please visit

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