Amplify is a team tool for peaceful grassroots activism.
It contains only your group's latest calls to action -- no news or noise. When you complete an action, mark it "complete" so you can track our progress as a group. See the actions other members have taken, and cheer them on. Build the habit of acting every week.
Resist Trump's Agenda! Built for and by Indivisible SF.
- Upload a profile photo
- Call screen improvements
- Activity feed improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Amplify for Postcards to Voters
I’ve only used Amplify for Postcards to Voters, so my review will only encompass this. This is an intuitive app, and it didn’t take long before I was using it. I like that I can keep track of my actions, that there are always many to choose from, and that I can like the actions of others as well as welcome them to the group. I’m so glad we can add pictures now! Thank you for that. There is only thing I really feel is missing that would make the experience much better. There are some actions that go on for weeks, but you only get credit for taking an action on it once. For example, if I finish writing postcards for one campaign, I go in and complete that event. Then I go to get more addresses to start writing another batch of postcards again and the only option is for the same campaign. So I write those cards for that same campaign. When I go to Amplify I can’t get “credit” for writing more for this campaign. There have been several campaigns that I wrote for many times over, but on Amplify I couldn’t click anything for it so it looked like I was doing nothing. I’ve been writing almost continually this year but you can’t tell that from my “week streak” because of this. If there could be some way to make it so I can click more than one time that I’ve written postcards for a campaign, this app would be fabulous. Thank you!
This app lends great reinforcement for Postcards to Voters. Kudos to the folks in the San Francisco branch of Indivisible for creating it. The reason I gave four stars rather than five is because I think it should be easier or more self-explanatory how to start a topic or comment thread. The system seems based on responding rather than initiating.
After using Amplify for a while longer, I’ve realised that the primary shortcoming of the app is that it rewards or recognises a user the first time they take part in an action, but never again. So if a participant in Postcards to Voters writes dozens of cards on behalf of one candidate over a two or three week period, he or she only gets acknowledgement - a little flame emoji to show how long she’s been active - for the first week. That’s a little disheartening.
I like this app. I must be honest I have not been using this app long, but I have explored all its features. I hope as time goes on, there may be more expansion of ways to connect. I find it frustrating that I cannot interact with the other people who are on this app.
That said - when I signed up, everything was very intuitive! Going through the Actions felt empowering. Welcoming others felt good too. Yet there is no way to share this that sense of purpose. Asking what others have done. Maybe some “Best Practices” sort of tutorials. Having never been involved in activism before, this seemed like something I could get behind. Thanks for making this work!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.