What is Civic Action Network and how does it work?

These are updated often for clarity and updates by the Civic Action Network Team.

Q: What is Civic Action Network?
A: Civic Action Network is a non-partisan civic engagement tool that summarizes Congress legislation and voices your opinion to your Congress members.
Q: Do I have to pay to use Civic Action Network?
A: Not at all! Civic Action Network is completely free to use! Sign up on the Get Started tab in the menu.
Q: Which party do you represent?
A: None. Civic Action Network is non-partisan. We summarize legislation giving you equal reasons to favor or oppose a bill. You decide what message is delivered.
Q: Do you drive an agenda?
A: No, Civic Action Network is non-partisan and does not have a political agenda. Our only goal is to connect your voice to your elected officials in Congress.
Q: What does "vote your stance" mean?
A: Our bill summaries, in our emails and in our CAN Library, allow you to check off whether you favor or oppose a bill. We provide your "stance" when we contact your elected officials in Congress.
Q: What is the CAN Library?
A: In the CAN Library you will find all of our bill summaries. Here, you can also vote your stance on the bill and add your own personal message. You can access the Can Library by clicking on the "Vote" tab on the menu.
Q: What do you mean by "Representatives and elected Officials"?
A: Every person in the U.S. is represented by one District Representative and two State Senators. We figure out who to contact depending on the current status of the specific bill you answered.
Q: How do I sign up?
A: Signing up is easy and completely free. You can sign up by clicking on the "Get Started" link in the menu or in the homepage. Signing up gives you access to vote on both the CAN Library and our bill summary emails. Our service is completely free!
Q: What happens if I have more questions?
A: Feel free to contact us at civi@civicactionnetwork.us with any question that you might have, whether you are a member or not.