“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Timely access to verifiable information is a democratic right, and a necessary condition for exercising informed democratic decision-making.
A fundamental goal of OurGov is to provide tools to help the user to quickly and easily find and connect with their district and state congressional members and to find and connect with other congressional members who most impact issues important to the user. We also strive to provide simple, understandable metrics by which users may determine the effectiveness of their congress.