Our Voice USA
After the very polarizing, unstable and undemocratic 2016 election cycle, many voters were left distressed, upset and eager to get involved. A small group of people founded an Initiative whose goal was as simple as it was lofty: bringing the power of our government back to we, the people.
Many ideas were brought to the table, and many volunteers came and left, providing what efforts and skills they could to bring about change. One problem still persisted. This problem was that in order for we, the people to elect representatives who were not beholden to corporations, we needed to remove the financial barrier to compete in the political arena.
Furthermore, in order to get dark money out of campaigns, we needed to offer our idea to EVERYONE, not just half the people. We needed to be nonpartisan. Our Voice USA was formed to address this problem directly. As a 501c3, we are bound by federal law and our bylaws to never give any advantage to any candidate or party.
We focus on the process rather than choosing sides. We created HelloVoter and HelloVoterHQ, our flagship app and accompanying server program, to allow ANYONE to compete at a fraction of the cost of a traditional campaign. Our application also allows users to contact their representatives and stay engaged, ensuring that an educated population enters the voting booths when the time comes.
Currently, HelloVoter has over 500 downloads and continues to grow. The 2 most popular groups that use the app are grassroots candidates running for office and community groups working to organize voices of voters. We aim to reach more candidates, organizers and activists as well, anyone who is wanting to get into civic engagement without restrictions.
More tools are in the works and when all is said and done, there should be no need to spend thousands of dollars on the data needed to connect with one's constituency. Only then can we regain the reigns of our government on the local, state, and federal levels. Our Voice USA builds the tools, YOU make the change!
“To be competitive in grass roots campaigns, progressives will need open source tools such as this in order to build abroad voter support base that the elite currently buy in to”.
“THIS has got to be the coolest app for politics I've seen in a long time. it will show you who represents you and how to contact them in seconds”.
"I mostly use the canvass feature, and for the scope of features now i like it enough for 5 stars. This is with the expectation that it will soon be able to import address lists, create turf regions, desktop interface, etc. as explained on the current opening screen. I appreciate the effort put into this so far."
“A powerful app, giving you the ability to dive head first into the fight, getting active in the political arena”
"This App Woke My Vote!!
I can no longer make excuses for not contacting my congress person when I need them to think of MY voice when they vote on OUR behalf... I called my Senator a couple of days ago.. took me like 8 seconds or so... This app is ACTUALLY useful!"