MyRepresentatives knight foundation ApplicationPresentation Transcript
Find. Follow. Learn. Engage.Connecting you with your government.
The Problem: Do you know who your politicalrepresentatives are? Or what they’re up to? • Today: No single source of federal, state and local information
The Problem: Do you ever read an article or watch thenews and want to give feedback to your representatives? • Today: Media lack civic engagement tools
The Solution: MyRepresentatives! • Today, in Memphis you can already find your elected officials and candidates
The Solution: MyRepresentatives! • And now we’re adding information about all of the political offices, what they do and how they work
The Solution: MyRepresentatives! • Soon you’ll be able able subscribe to updates from your representatives and government officials online. Select the representatives you want to receive updates from
The Solution: MyRepresentatives! • Receive real time feeds from all your representatives • Agree, disagree and comment on your representatives updates Your political updates Steve Cohen Join me at the rally for common sense and learn why I voted for Obamacare @stevecohen on Twitter Chris Johnson I agree with Steve. But we should have had a public option as well. AC Wharton Congrats to Kevin and Brad for launching MyRepresentatives and making Memphis a leader in Gov 2.0 @AC Whartonon Twitter
On the go? Use MyRepresentatives mobile app • Use your GPS find your representatives • Give feedback anywhere
Engage Anywhere: Give feedback right from withinyour favorite blog, news or advocacy site • Easy integration widgets and software partnerships make private-labeling MyRepresentatives a snap! Enter your address to view your representatives’ position and give MyRepresentatives them feedback search functionality
Engage Anywhere: Give feedback right from withinyour favorite blog, news or advocacy site Question: Do you support Shelby County Schools becoming a special charter district? And what will you do about it? Boss Crump Mayor Memphis No I don’t support it because I think it will be a disaster Give feedback Tell your representatives and Marky Mark Mayor Shelby No I don’t support it because we your neighbors why. County all need to live in harmony Give feedback Jim Strick City Council Yes, I think it’s a great idea Memphis District 5 Give feedback Submit Keith Blue City Council I think it’s an awful idea Memphis Super Give District 9 Position 2 feedback
Engage Anywhere: Give feedback on any site withthe Feedback Anywhere app
The Plan: Prove concepts locally. Expand nationally & globally • Prototype locally: Partner with local news organizations, schools, governments and organizations to prove the concepts in Memphis • Expand Nationally: Become the single source for information about your elected officials in the 50 largest metro areas. • Export Globally: Begin providing the service in other countries.
The Grant: Accelerate product development & adoption • Regardless of whether we win or not, we will succeed, but the funding will help us go faster. • The funds will help subsidize: – Development & design work required to speed the Memphis development of the core civic-engagement platform. – Integration into local education, government and news-sites in order to lower barriers to adoption – Provide paid internships to local journalism students to cover local government leveraging MyRepresentatives to deliver personalized interactive political coverage. Global