Republican Leader Connects with Constituents via Voter Engagement App
CHICAGO, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visible Vote announced today that U.S. House of Representatives Speaker-elect John Boehner (R-OH) has joined the roster of national political leaders using the Visible Vote application to promote government transparency, accountability and communication between constituents and their elected officials.
A free application for smartphones, Facebook and the Web, Visible Vote connects voters to lawmakers and empowers users with the information needed to elect officials that best represent their interests. Through the application, users can participate in the political process by voting on past and pending legislation and comparing their votes to their legislators' records, and submitting their preferences and messages directly to their representatives' offices.
"Prior to Visible Vote, it was nearly impossible for the average citizen to track and comprehend bills, issues and voting records – making it difficult to form educated opinions about legislation and a representative's performance," said Visible Vote CEO Paul Everton. "By registering for the application, Rep. Boehner is championing transparency and encouraging voters to actively participate in the political process in an ongoing way."
Through a user-friendly interface, Visible Vote offers congressional offices a simple and innovative method to connect directly with constituents. Members of Congress can share information and polls, collecting voter feedback and hosting live video town halls.
Speaker-elect Boehner joins Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), David Vitter (R-LA) and other national political leaders who are connecting with nearly 200,000 Visible Vote users online and on-the-go. For more information or to download Visible Vote, visit http://visiblevote.us.
About Visible Vote
Founded by Paul Everton and Jason Pritzker, Visible Vote is a first-of-its-kind software application to educate voters, personalize politics and connect congressional leaders and campaigns to their constituents. Available free for Facebook, Blackberry, Apple iPhone and Google Android smartphones, Visible Vote makes it fun and simple to participate in the country's political process. Since its release, nearly 200,000 Americans have downloaded the application to stay informed and in touch with their elected officials. Visible Vote, LLC was founded in 2009 and is based in Chicago, IL.
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