Though voter turnout was low, Trump's rise has inspired increased interest and involvement in the United States political systemRead More
When the Republican Party nominates Marco Rubio to be its nominee for President of the United States, we will all look back to November 10, 2015 as the night when Rubio clinched his fate. With his performance in Milwaukee, the relative flaws of every other candidate and the weaknesses of Hillary Clinton, Rubio stands now as the only logical choice to challenge Hillary Clinton to become the United States’ next President.Read More
The country is, in many ways, in much better shape today than it was at the beginning of the Great Recession and many areas are picking up steam. What about the areas that are still struggling?Read More
As we marched back to work after the three-day weekend, it was easy to view the break as a last gasp of summer before the temperature starts to drop, schools begin and days shorten. But, just like every other federal holiday, there are more historical reasons for this annual break: to remember and celebrate the working people of America. For this, and many other reasons, now is an excellent time to check in on the status of labor and unions in our country.Read More
The modern era of political party extremism and party “loyalty” has led us the down the path of not only neglecting to discuss the importance of empathy, but also admonishing the slightest hint of it, and quite honestly, it’s getting ridiculous. Is this lack of empathy unique to our leaders, or are they merely a representation (no pun intended) of our society at large?Read More
The subjects, tones and popularity of political debates in our country are endless, and it can be nearly impossible to keep track of the most important discussions. In keeping with the season, here is a rundown of events happening in Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina and Kentucky. While the Final Four participants inspire these geographic choices, these stories show the variety in our political climate.Read More
Over the past four years, the government was shut down, the nation’s credit rating was decreased, and we saw a routine legislative procedure become a dramatic showdown with the country’s economic future at stake.Read More
The era of new and exciting civic technology business led by social entrepreneurs determined to utilize open data, mobile technology, and a growing desire for tools to reduce the widespread frustration of a seemingly broken democratic system, seems to be upon us. The elected officials, candidates, cities, counties, and organizations that decide to embrace this new era and the technology tools that come with it will have a decided advantage and appeal.Read More
If we change our view on what it means to be a Black social leader in the modern age of digital organizing and activism, then we can see a new generation that’s filled with some of the most dynamic leaders of the last 30 years.Read More
We could all take a lesson from Kanye. We complain about matters that bother us on a daily - high costs of college tuition and student loan debt, potholes on our streets, those sneaky red-light cameras - but what do we do to let our opinion be known?Read More
While the unemployment rate actually rose to 5.7%, economists and the media had no trouble finding good news in the report. The country added 257,000 jobs last month, and almost 1.1 million people reentered the workforce... The data, according to the Washington Post, “indicates a fully firing labor market.” Economist Jeremy Lawson agreed saying, “we’re finally getting to that point where a self-sustaining recovery is going on.” Within three days, two entirely different views of the economy emerged.Read More
People demand extraordinary answers for extraordinary events. With one yard separating the Seattle Seahawks from becoming the first team in ten years to win back-to-back Super Bowls, there had to have been a reason why they chose to ignore the best running back in the NFL.Read More
The 2012 presidential election was a milestone for leveraging technology in presidential politics. The campaign relied heavily on technology, but many say the Democrats tapped into the power of data analytics more effectively than Republicans did. The key to Obama’s victory was the ability to mobilize the vote and it used a lot of data. The Obama campaign developed a team of professionals who built a unique data platform that proved effective for raising money and tracking voters.Read More
In order to #beheard, it is necessary to have a solid understanding of what is happening in our world. This is the first in an ongoing series of posts highlighting stories we at Civic Eagle believe are worth researching and discussing.Read More
It is no coincidence that we are launching this blog on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; a day we remember the significance of being involved in our communities and standing up for issues that matter to us. We are inspired by Dr. King’s message of hope and his dedication to making sure everyone’s voice was heard, equally. We intend on continuing this legacy and provide everyone with the resources and tools to be involved, be engaged, and be heard.Read More
With mid-term elections right around the corner, the pervasive question around the country is “Why should I vote”?
The cynicism around voting is understandable. With multi-national corporations spending billions of dollars to ensure their guy or gal gets elected, it’s logical to assume that our individual voices don’t have much merit.
Well, even if you’re a cynic, here are the top 5 reasons you should (still) vote.Read More
It has arrived!
#EAGLEapp is now available for download in the Apple App Store and will soon be on Google Play in the next few weeks. Use the app to to look up information about legislation in Congress, read news stories, connect and interact with elected officials and candidates, and even debate and comment on current events topics!
And, with midterm elections coming up, we believe that you would benefit by using EAGLE to help you learn about candidates in a personalized and easy to use mobile app!Read More
On Saturday, July 12th, we hosted a company soft-launch in St. Paul, Minnesota introducing our supporters to Civic Eagle and EAGLE, our mobile application. It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm for our mission and receive feedback from our guests about our product. We can't wait to launch nationally later this Fall and share the Civic Eagle vision with folks all over the country. Stay tuned!Read More