🏛️For Representatives & Staffers

We originally developed OurGov with the intention of helping NGOs interact with, track, and engage with you, their Representative and staffers.

However, after talking with our customers and a number of representatives, it was made clear that tools we offer (or are in the process of offering) are valuable to you as well. Look below for a few use cases.

Use Cases

Build Coalitions

By leveraging our data-labeling (tagging) technology, we are able to indicate which representatives, in the entire legislature, are most likely to support a bill you are sponsoring.

Save time, and therefore money, calling around attempting to find the most likely peers to support your bill.

View Key Vote Positions

When it comes time to vote, you may find yourself regularly navigating to the Eye on Lobbying site to see which principals have registered in which manner. Now, you can see the principals that have registered on a bill directly on the legislation page:

Survey Stakeholders

So much of our communication and work takes place on emails these days. The challenge with email is that it's temporally organized, not topically.

When it comes time to:

  • build a recommendation

  • or make a voting decision

you may find yourself regularly scrolling through emails to find communication relating to the bill in question.

With our new survey tool, you can pose questions to your key stakeholders and view all of their responses alongside the bill. This saves tons of time when you're voting on new bills every week:

See the full documentation around Surveys here.

Voting Recommendations

Similar the pain points discussed in our Stakeholder Survey section, coordinating communication on various bills can be cumbersome when you receive hundreds of emails a day.

Bill Commenting

With our bill commenting functionality, you and your team can keep all of your communications organized alongside the bill.

Voting Recommendations

This feature is under development. Please reach out to us if it's important to you.

We're also working on a formal tool so that your staffers can provide consistent voting recommendation reports to you. These reports will be sent via email notifications and can be seen alongside bills within OurGov.

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