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For Lobbying Teams
We developed OurGov with the intention of supporting lobbying teams--in-house, trade groups and for-hire organizations. Read below for a few use cases as to how we save you time and money.
With our Bill Compare feature, you can quickly compare a bill with another, like:
- a bill from a previous session
- a legislation from another chamber
- a substitute amendment
to see what's changed.
See what's different between the House and Senate, or even a bill from last session!
Simply click on the binocular button to compare text across bills.
Our language processing algorithms are what set OurGov apart from its competitors. No one else can allow you to filter out event types that you don't care about. Period.
Select which types of events you'd like to filter on.
Don't see an event type you'd like to filter on? Reach out to us and let us know how you'd like to filter (and why!).
With our notification functionality, you'll never be left in the dark, and can immediately let your stakeholders know of updates to bills you're working on.
We can notify you:
- immediately as changes happen (we get updates every ~5 minutes)
- daily (1-3 times/day)
We currently support email notifications, and plan to add push (mobile) and text (SMS) notifications in the near future.
Coordinating with other lobbying teams can be a very effective way to communicate the breadth and important a policy might have on a community.
OurGov shows you, inline with the bill, who is lobbying on what bills:
This is a major contributor to our mission of saving you time and money.
Reach out to registered principals.
By request, we've added the ability to easily reach out to principals who have registered activity on a bill.
This is just another way we're making it easy for you to do your job.
By navigating to a tag's page, you're able to see which representatives have sponsored the most bills related to the topic at hand.
As someone who is often engaged with legislators, you're likely to know many of these legislators; but by using data like this, we're almost certainly able to find a few coalition candidates for a new policy that may not have been obvious at first glance.
Coordinating with your team often takes place over private channels, like text, email or Slack/Teams applications.
In order to determine:
- who's working on what
- the status of various tasks
- coworkers advice/opinions on bills
you'd need to scroll back through old messages. With OurGov, all of these exchanges happen in the application.
Commenting on bills is a great way to keep the work happening on a particular bill grouped in one location. No more scrolling back through old messages to find the information you care about.
Leaving a comment will notify your coworkers and can be used to track work done on a bill.
Managing your tasks inside of the tool you use to monitor legislation has the benefit of not needing to contact switch, and grouping all of the work being done on a bill together.
Check out the resources below to learn more on how best to use tasks.
Check out the following resources for more information on the Home Feed.