The Obama campaign launched a smartphone app on Tuesday that the campaign says will "bring key information and organizing tools directly to voters’ fingertips."
The campaign sees the app as a resource for those who want to help organize and as part of their critical grassroots campaign strategy. "As we push through the last 100 days of this election, our focus remains on helping make grassroots organizing as easy and accessible as possible for the volunteers and supporters that are the heart and soul of this campaign," said Stephanie Cutter, Obama for America deputy campaign manager.
Included in app is information on how to vote, register voters and "what voters need to know about new voter ID laws in their state."
A summary of what's the app offers:
· Find and RSVP for events using a full, detailed map that makes it easy to share with friends;
· Connect to hotlines for reporting voting issues and abuse when we get near Election Day – a tool that will be especially helpful for people in states with new voter ID laws;
· Join Dashboard, the campaign’s other cutting-edge organizing tool that connects folks neighborhood by neighborhood;
· Access information on issues as they speak with voters, including localized information on how the President has benefited your state;
· Canvass their neighborhood, entering feedback and responses in real time; and
· Access direct links to donate to the campaign.