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icitizen | ic – Connect with elected officials. Influence action.

**Covered in New York Times, Huffington Post, Fivethirtyeight, Politico and the Apple iTunes Store.


icitizen connects you with your elected officials and the organizations you care about. Using icitizen, easily vote on and promote issues and policies that affect your life. Elected officials and organizations use that feedback to inform policy and make sound, data-driven decisions.

Send feedback that makes an impact
- Tap into civic engagement: vote in icitizen polls to influence action on important issues. Poll results are seen by elected officials who are using icitizen.
- Discover local sentiment: learn more about where your community stands on pressing issues.
- Participate securely: vote with the security and anonymity similar to the voting booth.


Share ideas
- Generate momentum: Have an idea on how to improve your community? Share it on icitizen, tag your elected officials and promote it with your network.
- Get noticed in politics: Gain awareness for your ideas by tagging relevant elected officials who can support your cause.


Stay informed on politics
- Stay up-to-date on trending issues in your community, state and nation.
- Find your elected officials and identify their district and party affiliation.
- See how your district ranks in employment, education, income and more.

Let’s evolve democracy together. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @icitizen or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YouCount.

Have feedback, questions or suggestions? Contact us at info@icitizen.com.

What's New

Version 2.7.11

- Native, improved iOS sharing
- Inclusion of poll and idea author avatars in builder, list, and detailed views
- Updates to support zip 4 in addresses for better district resolution

Ratings and Reviews

Good app

DayumQuitPlayin

I like the app, but it’s clear the majority of its users are left-leaning.

Great App, but needs a Social Feature

WhatsTheWorder

I love this app. It's an extremely useful app for staying current on anything related to politics. It also does a great job of tailoring the articles to the user (politics happening at the district level, etc.). However, they've left room for improvement in a couple of areas. I think the navigation could be improved by adding the ability to filter stories by their scale (national issues, state, local, etc.). I also sincerely feel that the app should have a social feature added. The national polls and groupings of stories from around the country are fabulous. I just feel that our government is really about being able to have your voice heard and this app is a great place to start discussions with other people. For example, as of about noon EST today, I looked in on a poll asking if people felt favorable about the State of the Union address. At that time, the voting was skewed toward no, (57% to 43%). It interested me why people felt one way or another, but without a discussion board or way to comment on it at all, there was no way to give a further opinion. The poll is only half the story, and a big chunk of people's opinions are left out if they can't say "I felt ___ because ___." Adding the social feature, to be able to comment in-app on articles and polls with a reply feature is really the reason I didn't give 5 stars here.

Mixed feelings about the update

KM4961

The update has improved the look and feel of the app, added some nice features, but as I've played around a bit there's some annoyances I have: (1) User submitted issues seem poorly handled - Between the subject line and stance described, it's often unclear what the "support" or "oppose" means. If I swipe to "care" is that different as well? Several I read are just complaints someone has on their personal situation. It would seem better served to have discussion or comments on issues to be relevant. And a "flag" so these can go through some staff review (it wouldn't appear there is any)? Issue (2) Representatives - Bring back the how my representatives voted feature, this was a great tool to view in one place how my representatives voted on specific pieces of legislation, I miss it. Issue (3) Why can't I see or change the Interests I'm following? I deliberately didn't set many issues when created my profile, am frustrated that I don't have this option. Issue (4) Ability to change poll answers...I get why this was taken away, but can't you find a way to just make it harder to change (force a reason, jump through a few options)? I answered a couple of polls that were awkwardly worded and discovered that I inadvertently answered opposite of my intention (relieved they were opinion polls and not issue polls!)...annoying.

Information

Seller
icitizen Corporation
Size
28.9 MB
Category
Reference
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Copyright
© icitizen Corporation
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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