Website Wants You to Drunk-Dial Congress

And it's willing to help
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2013 4:01 PM CDT
The sun peeks from behind the Capitol dome in this Oct. 4 photo.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Today's shutdown-related media darling looks to be a new website called DrunkDialCongress.org. Its creators want you to vent some rage at a member of Congress over the shutdown, and if you're three sheets to the wind while doing so, all the better. It works like so: You call up the site, plug in your phone number, and get a call-back with a slurred automated message. "Is this government shutdown making you want to drink?" it asks. "When I drink I like to tell people what’s on my mind." After that, your call gets forwarded to the office of a random House member. The left-leaning Revolution Messaging is behind the site, but the calls go to Democrats and Republicans alike, notes MarketWatch. (Read more Congress stories.)

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