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The Daily Countable: Why We're Thankful For YOU

by Countable | 11.23.17

It's the most American of holidays, and we at Countable wish you health, happiness and peace.

One Big Thing

Here's what we're thankful for: YOU. Because even when there are such incredible divisions in American politics, even when it seems like the emotional roller coaster never stops, and even as policy decisions seem ever more critical, it is you, the wonderful users of Countable, who restore our faith in our nation. You are building civic awareness and responsibility into your daily lives -- one action at a time. And that's the best American tradition of all.

And here's a note from Countable's Founder and CEO, Bart Myers: "I'm thankful for our incredible team and all of their efforts to keep Americans aware of the issues impacting their lives and with the tools to do something about it. They are tireless, passionate, superheroes dedicated to the dream of what America can be and should be."

(We staffers are collectively blushing!) Chat with Bart on twitter: @bartolah

On the Radar

  • Thankfulness, of course, is what we're thinking about today, and we want to hear from you. Take the question however you like -- that's one of those special aspects of 'By the People, For the People.' So check out today's Your Turn feature; our ears are wide open.

Under the Radar

Countinuing today's theme, more turkey for your tastes:

  • A bill before Congress would designate the week of Thanksgiving as "National Family Week." Check it out here, and let your representatives know what you think.
  • Ever wonder why presidents pardon turkeys? I mean, that really is odd, right? Well here's your answer.
  • And in case you need to shock the tryptophan out of your system, check out these great stories of terrorizing toms, grouchy gobblers and testy turkeys.

Your Gov at a Glance 👀

The White House: President Trump in Mar-a-Lago, Florida

  • No public events scheduled

The House of Representatives: In Recess

  • Thanksgiving recess. Back in session on Tuesday, 11/28

The Senate: In Recess

  • Thanksgiving recess. Back in session on Monday, 11/27



Again, please know that my warmest wishes go out to you all. You are doing the real work. Thank you.

— Andrea Seabrook, Managing Editor

Talk to Andrea via email, andrea [at] countable.us, or on twitter, @RadioBabe. And don’t forget to keep in touch @Countable.

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  • S
    11/26/2017
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    What did I do without Countable? Screamed in frustration. Talked to myself...if only those jokers were here I’d tell them what I think. Countable, you have saved my mental health. My little fingers type out what I think and by “magic” gets my message to my reps. I COUNT!! We all COUNT!! We can see it. It’s visible by all the comments and posts. I’m still frustrated, but I don’t talk to myself anymore.

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  • Stacy
    11/23/2017
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    Thanks Countable for keeping us informed! Hope the Countable staffers also have a great and wonderful Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🍁🍽

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  • Sepasco
    11/24/2017
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    Thanks to you Countable for giving us a forum to air our views as well as keeping us abreast of the goings on in DC!

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  • Mark
    11/24/2017
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all at, and on, Countable

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  • Brandon
    11/23/2017
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    Praying

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  • SneakyPete
    11/24/2017
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    Here’s Heartfelt Thanksgiving 🦃 to all participants,

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  • Wallace
    11/24/2017
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    Happy thanksgiving to all!!!

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  • Ronald clarence
    11/24/2017
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    Thank you keep the good work.

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  • Ticktock
    11/24/2017
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    Thanks Countable for your forum. Just a suggestion: How about a running tally of “Yea’s” and “Nay’s”.

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  • Emmanuel
    11/24/2017
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    My favorite way to make a difference in what our government is actually doing vs being sucked into social media/ arguments that lead nowhere!

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  • Dumbeuropean
    11/24/2017
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    I wish you a peaceful Thanksgiving and thank you for a this site !

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  • Norm
    11/24/2017
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    Thanks countable for this opportunity to voice my views and dry humor.

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  • Dan
    11/24/2017
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    Thank you for keeping us informed and making it easy to communicate with our representatives.

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  • Countryfirst
    11/24/2017
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    Thanks Countable for giving Americans a platform to voice our opinions and concerns. Happy Thanksgiving 💕🍗🇺🇸

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  • Laura
    11/24/2017
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    I’m grateful to the Countable team for all the work you put in to keeping us informed about what our legislators are up to. You present the arguments for and against, and give us a chance to weigh in and tell our representatives where we stand. This is a very useful, well constructed app. Thank you!

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  • Holly
    11/24/2017
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    That you for your tireless work!

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  • Carol
    11/24/2017
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    Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for Countable. You help to keep me informed which allows me to make better decisions.

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  • Chips
    11/24/2017
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    In a Democracy you can not sit on the side lines, you have to be involved and hold your representatives accountable

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  • OldTimer
    11/24/2017
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    Thankful for Donald Trump.

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  • OldTimer
    11/24/2017
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    Thankful for Donald Trump. At least he believes in the US and is 100% American. He is not one of the people who say, “I am an Italian/American or I’m an Russian/American or I’m an African American. I could care less about these half Americans. They could at least sayI a.m. American/Irish etc. where they proclaim they are American first rather than American last. Trump says he is an American plain and simple. He is 100% American not one of those less than half Americans.

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