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Center for Technology and Civic Life

Organized by: Tiana Epps-Johnson

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THE STORY:

Help us move local government from fax to FAQs

CTCL is a nonpartisan, nonprofit that uses technology to improve the way local governments and communities interact. We do this by:

  • Helping local government officials build tech skills and share best practices with one another – with a current focus on the folks who run elections.
  • Building free and low cost tools tailored to the needs of the officials we work with.
  • Extending the reach of information published by local government by aggregating & standardizing nationwide datasets of answers to some of people’s most pressing civic questions.

ELECTricity

We’ve built a network of over 300 local election officials through a program we call ELECTricity. Working with this community we’ve created an easily deployable website template for local election offices, designed using tested principles developed specifically for civic content.

Recognizing that these offices are operating under tight budgets and with limited tech staff, we prioritized ease of use and maintenance. We pair the template with in-person and online training options for election officials who are familiar with the Internet but have no professional background in technology. Modules include instruction on how to:

  • Populate & maintain the site,
  • Write in plain language,
  • Format & publish standardized election data, and
  • Use web analytics to understand the questions communities have.

Civic Data

Through our Governance Project and Ballot Information Project we aggregate answers to the most commonly searched for civic questions in a format that allows for maximal use. These datasets are used in some of the most powerful tools that drive civic participation including the Google Civic API. To date our data have been accessed over 60 million times.

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Organized by

Tiana Epps-Johnson

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

The Team: $5,785 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Tiana Epps-Johnson

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$3,320

 

66% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Donny Bridges

Amount Raised

$990

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Sarah Berlin

Amount Raised

$960

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Whitney May

Amount Raised

$515

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Ross Morales Rocketto

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Natasha O

Natasha O

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Amal

Amal

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Poem please! I'll take shades too. 2 years ago

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Larissia Murphy Dumas

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Cheryl

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Sara Deneweth

Sara Deneweth

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Chris Melody Fields

Chris Melody Fields

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on behalf of voters everywhere

on behalf of voters everywhere

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jr

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Sarah Buxton

Sarah Buxton

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