Our CEO and President Damola Ogundipe and our Director of Marketing and Product Development Lesley Yemi Adewunmi, represented Civic Eagle at Personal Democracy Forum 2015. We caught up with them to hear about their experience and to find out what’s next for civic technology.Read More
This past Sunday was the second Boston Marathon after The Boston Marathon. That Marathon, of course, was the one that will be marked by the memory of those who lost their lives, the courage of those who responded first and the resilience of those who were injured. As our country moves further away from the events of that day, it is important that we continue to discuss what happened, not only to honor those who were most affected, but also to answer important questions that were raised during those five days in April, 2013.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
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
In September, Civic Eagle was chosen by Code For America as a Sponsored Startup at its annual Code For America Summit held in San Francisco, CA. The gathering of civic technology leaders was an amazing experience and the team was able to demo Eagle (our mobile app) to attendees. We attended incredibly useful and informative workshops, networked with great people, and got to experience San Francisco for the first time.
We can't wait to attend again! Thanks, CFA!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