Constituent communications are flooding and overwhelming Congressional offices. POPVOX verifies, aggregates, and simplifies communication with Congress on an open and trusted (and nonpartisan) common ground. Advocacy organizations, trade associations, unions and other groups send their members to POPVOX to take action on bills pending before Congress. Congressional staff and lawmakers log into POPVOX to measure the pulse of their district. POPVOX provides a curating interface for anyone — including Congressional staff, the public and the media — to access and understand the voice of the people.
The unique expertise of POPVOX’s founders drives POPVOX’s mission and methods. Covering the three main users of the website, the founders are a former counsel for a U.S. congressman, a former lobbyist with 12 years of advocacy experience, and a technologist who has played a leading role in the new open government movement.
POPVOX’s founders came together in 2010 to tackle a big problem — that communication with the U.S. Congress was broken — and built this website with these guiding principles: