IssueVoter is a non-partisan platform that alerts users year-round on key issues that they care about. Before the US Congress votes on these issues, the platform alerts its users and enables them to send their opinions directly to representatives with one click. It holds politicians accountable by tracking how they vote so that users can make informed decisions at election time.
IssueVoter is passionate about promoting civic engagement among underrepresented women and is using coLABS funding to enhance their platform offerings, reach more citizens, and pilot a corporate engagement model.
Gray Matters Capital was interested in IssueVoter considering the growing partisanship in the US political system. The founder’s passion for civic engagement and how she created a non-partisan technology platform that efficiently gives everyone a voice in our democracy, including women who aren’t being heard equally was inspiring.
The US Congress currently receives about two million more letters and calls from male constituents each year, despite women voting at higher rates than males in every presidential election since 1980. IssueVoter can change that with a click of a button.