[okfn-discuss] Need YourNextMP in Canada? Your country next?
clift at e-democracy.org
Wed Aug 5 13:59:29 UTC 2015
With an election in Canada in about 11 weeks, is there interest in a
Canadian version of the http://yournextmp.com site from the UK?
Is there a need?
Even if candidate lists are pretty easy to come by, the opportunity to
deeply connect the personal Facebook profiles of candidates to interested
voters is a huge opportunity for deeper engagement. (And other social media
Argentina is up:
Here is the code base:
And you can join the Poplus.org community to connect with others interested
in the code: http://bit.ly/poplusgroup
A small prototype grant was just announced for YourNextRepresentative by
I am hoping E-Democracy can leverage their small grant to test with
election data from Saint Paul (a Knight city):
With elections happening every month, the huge democratic data gap on both
who is on my ballot AND who are these candidates AND where can I connect
with them on social media needs to be closed.
So for all those democracy promotion funders out there - please jump on
this collaborative, open source ship now! With funded efforts in country
after country, sharing code with the next this can be an amazing engine for
cost-effective democracy building.
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