🤝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.

Knowledge is Power

Get the signal from the noise

Bill Compare

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.

Filter Useless Events

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.

To filter to specific legislative events, use the Home Feed's filtering tool and select from various types of legislative events.

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!).

In addition to our advanced legislative event filtering, by subscribing to bills you can narrow the information you see happening within the government to those topics you care about.

Always be up to date

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)

  • weekly

We currently support email notifications, and plan to add push (mobile) and text (SMS) notifications in the near future.

Coalition Building

Find Similar Interest Groups

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.

Identify Likely Sponsors

Our tagging technology allows us to track which representatives are most closely aligned to different policies.

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.

Team Coordination

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.

Comment on Bills

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.

Assign Tasks

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.

Creating your first task📋Tasks

See Notifications On Coworker's Bills

Your Home Feed can be customized to show you legislative events on bills that your coworkers follow. This ensures that you'll never be out of step with any of the bills your organization's clients.

Check out the following resources for more information on the Home Feed.

🏠Your Home Feed

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