Open data for city governments. In a responsive web app with user-friendly design. Next: alert features for local issues. Now up with partners in NYC, Chicago, and Philadelphia.Visit Councilmatic
Questions-and-answers with every U.S. elected official and any verified Twitter account. AskThem is different: we're open-source & open-data. Question and petition people in power.Check out AskThem
AskThem supports continual questions to public figures & during events. Issue-based groups, use AskThem to contact elected officials at every level of government. Media companies, partner with us to promote popular questions in your area. Elected officials, sign up as leaders in #opengov.
We're open-source to the core, contributors to the commons, evangelists for open standards, co-framers of OpenGovData Principles, and activists for liberation of public data. See our wish list, check out our code, and more.
We're a tiny team with big goals for participatory democracy. Our limiting factor isn't ideas, or a lack of information to make accessible, but rather funding for open-source development. Your support can build amazing new open-source tools. Get in touch.
Our sibling non-profit is the Participatory Culture Foundation,
working for a fairer, more open, and more democratic media space.