To defeat pro-abortion President Barack Obama, pro-life Catholic voters will need to turn out in larger numbers than they did in 2008, when Obama received a larger-than-expected portion of the Catholic vote.
A new smart phone application designed for a leading pro-life Catholic group may be the answer to uniting and empowering Catholic voters to support pro-life candidate next year.
Little i Apps, the maker of Confession: A Roman Catholic App, has collaborated with CatholicVote.org in the development of CatholicVote Mobile, an app that helps mobilize and unify the Catholic voting community. Features of the new App include mobile access to the CatholicVote.org blogs and videos, and a unique method for contacting federal representatives and senators.
The application maker developed a one-touch method that will, for the first time, allow Catholic voters to more easily participate in political activism. Based on a user’s GPS location or zip code, the app generates the contact information for their congressional representative and senators, including name, state and party, phone, fax, website, e-mail, office address, Facebook ID, Twitter ID, and YouTube channel. Users can select to automatically add this information to their contact lists or simply tap to connect.
CatholicVote.org President Brian Burch said that Little i Apps was the perfect partner to create this new tool for Catholic activism.
“Catholics must engage the political and cultural issues of our day using the best technology available. That’s why we’re excited to launch the CatholicVote.org App. The app is only the first phase of a larger mobile strategy we are implementing to maximize the impact of the Catholic vote nationwide,” said Burch.
Patrick Leinen, co-founder of Little i Apps said his company is “excited about the potential impact an app like this could have on American politics” and said it “was an incredible opportunity for Little i Apps to be a part of this project.”
“Imagine what could happen if every Catholic voter used the Contact My Representative option to contact their congressional representative or senator before a critical vote. With the launch of this app, CatholicVote.org has given voters an incredible tool. We can’t wait to see how they use it,” he said.
CatholicVote Mobile is available for free on the Android Market and the iTunes Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.