– is a site where citizens access current bills in Congress, vote on those bills and send their votes to their representative. The site provides access to current bills, bill status, summaries, and votes by the house and senate. Votetocracy members vote on these bills, can comment and discuss them as well. Tallies of government votes are included as well as tallies of citizen votes. An outcome is presented as a disagreement or agreement between the government’s vote and citizen’s votes.
Votetocracy’s goal is to provide citizens with an actionable and measurable means of directly engaging their congressional representatives. By providing the tools described above, the site aims to go beyond discussion forum models by giving citizens actionable steps in addition to traditional discussion models. In doing so – Votetocracy displays solidarity among like minded voters otherwise lost in solitary efforts such as writing letters, emailing or faxing directly to congress. Consider the hundreds of thousands of letters written to Congress each year. These efforts go largely unnoticed by other citizens yet holds incredible influential power. Votetocracy aims to amplify that influence aggregating citizen sentiment on actual bills and by displaying it on the site.
Votetocracy provides free tools for Bloggers
For those of you who have a blog, Votetocracy provides widgets that you can take and place on your blog. The widgets are free and display current bills in different topic categories such as Economy or Healthcare. To get one of these widgets visit the widget page on Votetocracy