App Gives Citizens A Direct Say on Policy Change
The Countable app allows users to see what key legislation is being considered by the US Congress and the New York State legislature and have their say in real-time. It provides quick summaries of each piece of proposed legislation, it pros and cons, as well as online links for users to source more information on the legislation.
It gives users the opportunity to say how their elected representative should vote on the legislation, and also provide information on how each elected representative voted on the bill.
The app also provides an avenue for users to tell their elected representatives how the bill should be amended.
The makers of the Countable app claim it also provides elected representatives with a real-time gauge on what voters think about important legislation, as well as another way to connect with citizens.