We’ve updated Congress for iPhone with <3's for OpenCongress

Congress App on iPhone showing Open Congress email approval screen and a blank email to Senator Barbara Mikulski

Earlier this year our [OpenCongress](https://www.opencongress.org) team announced that they had created [email addresses for members of congress](http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/06/17/we-finally-gave-congress-email-addresses/), something that had not been previously available to the general public. If you wanted to contact your representatives, you had to go to their site and fill out a web form or call, fax, or mail (yes, post office mail!) them.

With the release of [Congress for iOS 1.6](http://cngr.es/ios) we’ve included the OpenCongress emails of legislators! Just click on the **Email** button on a legislator’s profile and we’ll guide you through the simple process of creating an OpenCongress account. *This is a one-time process.* Once your email address is registered, you can send emails without hassle or delay.

Other changes in this release include:

* iOS 8 support * follow (or unfollow) all legislators that represent a specific location * show legislator nicknames if they are commonly used * visual improvements * various bug fixes.

[Congress for iPhone 1.6](http://cngr.es/ios) is available in the App Store now!

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