The 45th President of the United States will be elected on November 8, 2016. That is roughly 570 days from now, but it seems as though the long and winding march to that day has officially begun. On Sunday, Hillary Clinton – former First Lady, Secretary of State, and Senator from New York – officially announced her candidacy. Clinton is the first high-profile Democrat to enter the race and joins three Republicans who have taken the plunge: Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio.Read More
When it comes to one of the most important metrics of a democracy, voter turnout, the United States ranks 112 out of these 167 democracies in the world and that simply has to change. Examining the policies and principles of these other 166 democratic countries can in fact help shine light on our own deficiencies and give us new ideas on how we can increase civic participation at all levels of government.
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
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