Can CiviCRM and CiviMail replace what an organization is doing now with Salsa, NationBuilder or other for-profit platforms - like send targeted e-mail "blasts" to elected officials, and host "petitions"?
So for example, if an organization's goal is to generate 50 e-mails from CiviCRM contacts in each legislative district to each member of a legislature, with the message "please vote for Bill 1 and support public financing of election campaigns", can CiviCRM do that?
Or, if an organization wants to ask CiviCRM contacts in each district to sign an open petition to each legislator, can CiviCRM do that?
I asked a similar question at How does using CiviCRM compare to using NationBuilder? but I think an update is worthwhile.