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TikTok

TikTok is a popular app allowing users to share short videos. TikTok was first released in 2016 and is created and maintained by a Chinese tech company, Bytedance. In 2019 the US government fined TikTok $5.7M after learning that it was collecting personal information on users under the age of 13. Later in 2019 the…
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Voters Turn Out with ActiVote

ActiVote aims to help you participate in our democracy.  Our Election overview shows when you can vote, what races are on the ballot and which candidates are running.  Our Policy Questions help you find your place in the Political Matrix and compare you with your candidates so that you can vote for those who share…
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Qualified Immunity

In March 2020, Louisville police conducted a no-knock raid on the home of Breonna Taylor who was asleep with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. When the police broke down their door, Walker believing the house was burglarized, fired his (legally owned) gun, hitting a police officer in the leg. The police returned fire, hitting Breonna five…
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Supreme Court Term Limits

On Friday September 19th, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg passed away, bringing partisan politics surrounding Supreme Court nominations and confirmations back in the spotlight. It will likely also spur discussions about Supreme Court reforms, possibly including the question about term limits for the Supreme Court. Justice Ginsberg served 27 years on the Court, having been appointed…
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Federal Forces in our Cities

ActiVote asked our users about deploying federal forces to US Cities, in response to some protests turning violent and subsequent looting and destruction of property. The answers that our users could choose from can be summarized as: Federal forces should take charge Federal forces should support local law enforcement Federal forces should protect federal property…
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CARES Act Renewal

In the past few weeks, ActiVote has asked for your opinion about renewing the CARES act. The answers that our users could choose from can be summarized as:  $600/week during the pandemic $600/week for another 4 months $400/week for another 4 months was good, but no extension should not have been enacted We found that…
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Voting during COVID

This week we asked about voting during a pandemic. The answers that our users could choose from can roughly be summarized as  Vote by mail (for everyone) No-fault absentee voting (for everyone) Expand locations and hours (but not vote-by-mail) Leave it to each state. Don’t change anything We found that in general there was a…
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Mandatory Mask Wearing

On August 20th, 2020 the Featured Question in the ActiVote app was about Mandatory Mask Wearing during COVID. A summary of the answers that our users could choose from: mandate and enforce mandate in hotspots mandate within 6 feet only educate only the government should stay out of it We found that the opinions differ…
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Candidate Survey Participation

Many of you have told us that you love our policy matrix and that you find it helpful in learning about candidates and determining which share your values. That’s been great to hear! Some have asked – how do candidates end up in the matrix? We add candidates into the matrix in 1 of 2…
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Daily Democracy

We are so excited to finally release our new version! We all know that voting is a habit – but it’s a tough habit to form given that most people only have the chance to vote maybe twice per year. ActiVote has built upon the success of our daily policy questions and created an entirely…
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