THE POPVOX PLATFORM
POPVOX.com is a neutral, nonpartisan platform for civic engagement and governing.
POPVOX, Inc., is a technology company with a mission to inform and empower people and make government work better for everyone.
The company’s long-term vision is to contribute to the creation and adoption of effective, responsive modern infrastructure for democratic governance.
POPVOX pursues this mission by providing technology, training, and resources for elected officials, staffers, advocates, and the public at large; and through publications and convenings that explore emerging topics and innovations in modern democratic governance.
POPVOX.com offers tools for civic engagement and governing – including a catalog of bills, public officials, and tools to help constituents write to their lawmakers. We also offer API-based message delivery and data services.
Legacy social media models prioritize clicks and attention; POPVOX prioritizes public information and civic engagement. We work researchers to evaluate the impacts of our technology on participation, public awareness of issues, and understanding of the political process.
Despite the disturbing trends of the past few years, we still believe that technology can help the public be better informed and more connected, it just requires a different approach.
That is why:
- We don’t accept ads (so there is no reason to drive clicks and attention)
- We don’t sell or share user data
- We are nonpartisan and neutral
- We prioritize civic mission over profit and work with funders who support this approach
It’s a simple idea: sustainable, scalable technology for civic engagement and good governing that does not compromise our civic mission.