“During the West Virginia legislative session, I found myself beginning to realize that there were so many things happening at my state’s Capitol that I did not understand, so many things that affect our everyday lives that we didn’t even recognize.”
How about this?
“I was uninformed about my representatives, and I decided that I wanted to be able to track how I approved of the people making decisions on my behalf.”
These are the words of one young West Virginian, Tiana Dixon, but I suspect they echo the thoughts of many of us when it comes to following the political process.
Like Tiana, many of you are passionate about being involved in our democracy – as educated voters, as advocates, and sometimes as candidates.
But many of you also feel that it is harder to access information than it should be.
Tiana felt that way. But rather than bemoan the system, the media or whoever, she has decided to do something about it.
Tiana is in the process of creating an app and web resource to make the democratic process more accessible in West Virginia. Called “CivSav” (short for “civic savvy”), the online resource will make it easier for voters to learn about candidates, issues, and the political process by providing as much information as possible in one single location.
But, in order to build an app that is as helpful as possible for West Virginia’s voters, Tiana wants West Virginia’s voters to tell her what they need!
If involvement in our democracy is important to you, please take a moment to take this short survey. The voters of the future will thank you!
And, if this CivSav idea is really interesting to you, there are ways you can be involved. Just sign up here!