POPVOX in the Media
Steny Hoyer launches website to gather public sentiment on the shutdown by: Tajha Chappellet-Lanier
"Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., wants to know what the American people think about the ongoing government shutdown, so he’s launched a website."
Civic startup connects constituents, lawmakers by: Chloe Morrison
Leaders of a civic startup with ties to Tennessee have created an online platform that connects constituents and policymakers in an effort to transform public input into legislative action.
Interactive legislative tool for Tennessee by: Tyler Whetstone
A former Tennessean is hoping to change how residents in the Volunteer State interact with elected officials during this legislative session. POPVOX, a for-profit, nonpartisan civic startup organization connects bills coming before Congress with users. The site is formatted to allow residents the ability to easily tell their representatives in Congress what they think with a few clicks of the mouse.
Tennesseans Get New Legislative Tool by: Stacey Shrader
The creator of POPVOX, a for-profit, nonpartisan startup that connects users with bills coming before Congress, went live last week with a beta project in Tennessee. The pilot project allows voters to let their state representatives know what they think with a few clicks of the mouse.
Capitol Hill Not Quite Silicon Valley, But It's Trying by: Alex Gangitano
As technology keeps changing the way politics and business is conducted, House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., and Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., are trying to get Capitol Hill on board, and they're making the Beta Labs briefing series part of their efforts. Beta Labs was established last year and gives staffers the opportunity to sit down with companies and learn how to integrate new technology into their everyday lives.
Civic engagement platform PopVox to expand to states by: Zack Jordan
A platform that crowdsources opinions about federal legislation is preparing to launch state-level platforms — beginning with California and Tennessee.
Breaking In: How Tech Entrepreneurs are Changing Government by: Adam Stone
For a long time tech entrepreneurs have battered against the ramparts, looking for a way to breach the walls of government with services they believed could further civic aims. They are finally getting through.
How PopVox gives a voice to citizens and an ear to Congress by: Lalita Clozel
PopVox, launched in 2010, now boasts almost 400,000 users. The platform aims to bridge the communication gap between constituents and lawmakers.
The Future Of Political Engagement Is Here (And It's Called POPVOX) by: Sarah McKinney
But what if there was a technology solution – a non-partisan platform providing you with a 360-degree view of every bill and resolution, organized by issue area to enable easy discovery, and aggregating personal letters from people just like you, as well as professional opinions from advocacy groups and trade associations, and using location-based data to show you what Congress is actually hearing from verified constituents?
POPVOX IS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER AT TAKING AMERICA'S (TOO-OFTEN RACING) POLITICAL PULSE. BUT ITS ULTIMATE GOAL, SAYS FOUNDER MARCI HARRIS, IS TO LOWER THE VOLUME OF PARTISAN SHOUTING ENOUGH TO HELP AVERAGE PEOPLE MAKE SENSE OF THE ISSUES.
Public service startup Popvox connects citizens with Congress in an innovative online platform, created by Marci Harris and Rachna Choudhry. Popvox provides a platform for members of the public to learn about what bills are on the docket so they can share their opinions with their elected representatives.
Start-ups aim for a more democratic lobbying system by: Catherine Ho
Popvox is an online platform that collects correspondence between constituents and their representatives on certain bills and issues, organizes the data by state, and packages the information in pie charts and maps so lawmakers can easily spot where voters stand on a proposed bill.
Popvox connects advocacy groups, public to Congress by: Steven Overly
Popvox acts as a nonpartisan delivery mechanism. Users post their comments publicly with a screen name of their choosing and Popvox privately routes their real name and address to members of Congress. This allows congressional aides to see whether the feedback comes from their member’s district.