But when minority-elected Donald Trump lead the GOP in taking both houses of Congress, something snapped. We saw waves of efforts to inundate Congresspeople with calls, letters, texts, emails, and voicemails, the sheer volume of which sent PA Senator Pat Toomey into hiding from his constituents.
Around the same time, Maya Berkman, a political organizer turned tech business developer, was starting to miss feeling connected to the "why" behind her work. Knowing this, a friend pointed her to Countable: a tech platform aimed at making it quick and easy to understand the bills Congress is considering for legislation. It was Maya's first interaction with "civic tech," and she knew it was just what she was looking for.