Frequently Asked Questions
Can I download the app on my smart phone?
The Click My Cause app currently is available for the iPhone. We plan to offer the app for Android phones in the future.
Do you share my personal information?
What is the meaning of the red “Act Now” button by a bill?
When there is a red “Act Now” button by a bill, it’s time to email Sacramento on the bill. Click on the “Act Now” button, and then click “send postcard.”
What is the meaning of the red badge on my Click My Cause app icon?
A red badge on your app icon means you have a pending alert. Open the app, and click on the “Act Now” button displaying on the bill to email Sacramento.
Why am I not receiving any alerts?
Check for App Updates Your app needs to be the latest app version to receive alerts. Also, make sure you allowed notifications for this app (see “Allow Notifications” below)
Timing Organizations only send alerts when legislation needs action, i.e. when a bill is up for a vote in committee or on the floor of the Assembly or Senate. The CA legislature is in session January through September, with alerts starting in March 2017.
Allow Notifications To ensure you receive alerts, check your notifications setting for the Click My Cause app:
- On your iPhone, click on Settings
- Click on Notifications
- Click on Click My Cause app
- Make sure the “allow notifications” at the top is green (if not, slide button)
- Turn on “show on lock screen” so you always see your Click My Cause banner alerts
If notifications are turned on, check your notifications selected for this app. The best “alert style” for this app is the “alerts” selection. That way, all you have to do is tap on the alert to send your postcard.The alternative alert style, the “banner” selection, will disappear from your iPhone screen. When the banner disappears, you can still send your postcards either by (1) clicking on the alert in your notifications tray or (2) clicking on your CMC icon (and clicking on any pending “Act Now” red buttons).
Why do you need my street address?
We need your street address (not just your city or zip code) to identify your California state legislators (assembly member and senator) to receive your emails. More than one legislator can represent voters within the same zip code.
I entered my name incorrectly
Click on “edit profile” above the drop down navigation menu
I entered my address incorrectly
Click on “edit profile” on the drop down navigation menu
I am receiving an “error” message for my apartment or condo unit when I enter my address
Enter your unit number without using the “#” sign. For example, “Unit 1”, not “Unit #1”
I forgot my password
Click on “forgot password” on the sign in screen
Can I share on social media?
Yes. On the “thank you” screen after you click “send postcard,” you will see options to share on social media. For your social media friends, it’s just a couple clicks too (click 1: open share link, click 2, email Sacramento – if they have the app. If they don’t have the app, the share link takes them to the App store)
Who receives my “postcard” email?
Your “postcard” is emailed to your CA assembly member, CA senator, and the committee where the bill is pending. If you tap on the word “Representative” in the phrase “Dear Representative,” you will see the list of recipients of your email.
Can I email postcards to Sacramento on issues important to me, in addition to responding to mobile alerts?
Yes. On the dropdown menu, select “contact representative.” Type in the issue or bill, select support or oppose. By default, your postcard is emailed to your representatives. You can choose additional members of the legislature to receive your email postcard. When you’re done, click “create postcard.” You can add a personal note to your ready-made postcard email on the postcard screen.
Can I track the progress of the bill in my postcard?
Yes. On the postcard screen, click on the box icon in the upper left corner.
How many organizations can I choose to send me alerts?
How do I choose not to receive an alert on a bill?
On the email postcard, select “no thanks.” You will not receive another alert on that bill.