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CQ-Roll Call Group Launches Capwiz for Facebook

New Product Will Merge Online Advocacy and Social Networking

Washington, D.C. (August 5, 2010)– CQ-Roll Call Group today announced the launch of Capwiz for Facebook, a new product line that allows an organization to use its Facebook page to leverage the powerful social media network to motivate its fan base to connect with elected officials on the issues that matter most to their organization.

"This is a game changer," said Barkley Kern, vice president of operations for information services at CQ-Roll Call. "Leveraging the Facebook social network via Capwiz Action Alerts will help more people advocate for causes they believe in, and will help organizations raise awareness of the issues that impact their stakeholders."

Capwiz -the industry leader in online advocacy- helps more than 1,800 associations, corporations, and trade groups influence legislation and connects millions of constituents with their legislators. The decision to launch Capwiz for Facebook was based on recent surveys that showed a majority of customers were expanding their online advocacy efforts to Facebook.

A few highlights an organization's Facebook can now take advantage of with Capwiz:

  • Convert its fans into activists with just a few clicks.
  • Leverage today's most powerful social networking site to recruit more activists.
  • Motivate its fan base to connect with elected officials on issues that matter the most.

For more information on Capwiz for Facebook, you can call (800) 432-2250, ext. 599 or email Sales@cqrollcall.com

About CQ-Roll Call Group

CQ-Roll Call Group is the leading source of congressional news and insight, legislative tracking and grass-roots mobilization services. With the largest press corps on Capitol Hill, CQ-Roll Call Group provides policy professionals and opinion leaders with the essential information and tools they need to understand and influence Congress. A wholly owned subsidiary of The Economist Group, CQ-Roll Call Group's award-winning product line includes: Roll Call, CQ Weekly, CQ Today, CQ.com, CQ StateTrack, Capwiz, Congress At Your Fingertips, Congress.org, and many others. For more information, visit: www.cqrollcall.com.