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Plot Your Politics

Armchair activism for all

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” We created ActiVote because we believe that the more people who participate in our democracy, the stronger it will be. That is why we are focused on voters and what we can do to help them make their personal choices. It’s why we are non-partisan, it’s why…
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Your place in the ActiVote Universe

While our early ancestors thought that Earth was the center of the universe, and later thought that at least our sun was that center, today we know that the universe is vast. Earth is just 1 of 8 planets, orbiting a run-of-the-mill star somewhere in the outer reaches of just an ordinary galaxy out of…
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#NationalBeHeardDay

While #NationalBeHeardDay may just be a social media hashtag for people to talk about, it goes to the heart of our goals here at ActiVote! In an age when many are avoiding the toxic partisanship in politics and civic education has declined in our public schools we aim to create a simple and easy way…
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Elected Officials Join ActiVote’s Matrix!

At ActiVote we want to make it easy to vote your values. For that to work, we aim to visualize your position in the Political Matrix, as well as those of any candidate you can vote for. With today’s release, we have made sure that all federal legislators are automatically included. Our current elected officials…
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ActiVote announces 2020 Civic Council

We have had so many wonderful interactions with our users over the past year. We have received suggestions for features that help everyone participate in our democracy, notifications of data problems that needed to be fixed and even  typos in our daily questions that we had missed.  We’ve even had users write questions for us…
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Our 1st Birthday!

On January 3rd, 2019 we founded ActiVote in a conference room in Philadelphia. Today we celebrate our first birthday, and what an amazing experience it has been! We have engaged with candidates for local, state and federal office who are passionate to make a difference. We have collaborated with civic entrepreneurs who all want to…
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ActiVote Poll: Prescription Drug Prices

The US spends far more on healthcare per person than any other developed country in the world. A major contributor to the cost difference is the price of prescription drugs, which are, on average, about twice as expensive as in other developed countries, and form 17% of total healthcare costs.  In recent years, pharmaceutical companies…
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Politics Plotted @Politicon

We spent the weekend in Music City (Nashville, TN) at Politicon, which is “The Unconventional Political Convention”. Politicon brings together a diverse group of political opinions in attendees, speakers and exhibitors which made for some great conversations! As some of you may have read before we wanted to do a social experiment and plot the…
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Politicon 2019 : Political Universe

ActiVote is excited to be attending Politicon in Nashville next weekend (Oct 26-27).  A bi-partisan conference of political junkies getting together to talk politics and listen to speakers from both sides of the spectrum.  We are excited to be there! While we are there we will be conducting a political experiment.  We will work hard to…
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ActiVote Poll: Marginal Tax Rate

The “marginal tax rate” is the percentage of tax you pay over “brackets” of your income. For instance, for the first approximately $10,000 of income, the marginal tax rate is 10%, thus about $1,000 in tax. Over the next ~$30,000 the marginal tax rate is 12%, thus another about $3,600 in tax. The “maximum marginal…
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