Tucson Weekly is reporting that Congressman Raul Grijalva has released a free iPhone app. The app “allows constituents and interested groups to follow legislative updates, public events, and press coverage and other activities in his office.”
I’m not sure if other Congressmen have done this, but I love the idea as I’m all for the increased transparency of government through technology. I think this platform could be the future for engaging constituents in politics. With a kind of ComplainApp format that let users vote on ideas and bills on their smartphones, Congressmen can effortlessly collect statistics that would make it easier to listen to their voters.
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