By Jeannie Langston, Special to US Daily Review
American voters now have a new platform for getting information on politicians at every level of office from local all the way up to the President of the United States. Not only does Tellmygov.com contain personal information about individual politicians, but it also contains information about bills, laws, and the politician’s voting history.
While there are many social networking sites available on the Internet, Tellmygov.com is a political social networking website aimed specifically at the American voter. This political social network aims at helping the American voter make informed decisions in all elections as well as giving the voter a platform to express his or her opinion on any topic.
There is no particular political bias on Tellmygov.com. Members are democrat, republican, independent, among other political beliefs and they come from all education levels, states, and age groups.
Boris Ackerman, the CEO and founder of Tellmygov.com, says, “WE THE PEOPLE need to be heard, and the time is NOW.”
If a voter has the desire to voice his or her opinion on a bill, law, social change, or a politician, Tellmygov.com is one place to voice it. If a member wants to send his or her congressman a letter about any issue, the member can find out who his or her representative is along with websites, phone numbers, and addresses.
With the election of 2012 coming up, the timing for this new social networking website couldn’t be better. Tellmygov.com includes specific information on bills and laws for the current year, what stage the bill or law is in, if it has been passed and how many ayes versus nays, and a list of members who voted and how they voted specifically with a map showing the geographic layout of ayes versus nays.
On July, 4, 2011, Tellmygov.com went live. On this social networking website, members can view profiles of politicians specific to them. Like other networking sites, Tellmygov.com has a wall where members see posts and activity from other members he or she has friended, and a member can send a message to another member. But Tellmygov.com takes it a step further with real-time chat rooms so that members can have live discussions and debates.
There are also forums which also offer another avenue for a member to get on their soapbox about any issue he or she chooses. In addition to the forums, members can start his or her own group about any issue he or she is passionate about and invite other members to join the group and take action.
What kind of information can a member find about a particular politician? Politician profiles include full name, the office he or she holds, the office he or she is seeking, his or her address, a phone number, religious affiliation, education, birth date, organizations, and some financial information. This is just a portion of the information you can find on an individual politician.
Another feature in development on Tellmygov.com is townhall meetings. These involve members and politicians, and just like an actual townhall meeting, members will have the opportunity to ask a question and have a politician answer them via video feed.
Members can also upload their own video. If a member attends a political function, he or she can share the video of the function with all the members of tellmygov.com. Members can post polls to find out what members think about a particular subject, or vote in member posted polls.
In this modern age where everything can be found on the Internet, the site takes a compilation of the information available on politicians, laws, bills, and campaigns, Tellmygov.com puts it all together on one website to give a voice to all voters and inform the American people.
Jeannie Langston holds two masters degrees in English and Language Arts from Ashford University.