More than 20 Oregon elected leaders join icitizen’s civic platform
PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 7, 2016) – Many elected officials across Oregon have officially joined icitizen, as a way to effectively communicate with their constituents. icitizen is an innovative polling platform helping to increase engagement and better communication between elected officials and their constituents.
“icitizen provides direct insight into the issues my constituents care about,” said State Rep. Bill Post. “Being able to gauge public opinion gives me a deeper understanding on what my constituents value. I urge all Oregonians to join me and other elected officials on icitizen.”
The growing list of Oregon elected officials includes: Rep. Mike McLane, Sen. Ted Ferrioli, Sen. Chuck Riley, Sen. Mark Hass, Rep. John Davis, Rep. Duane Stark, Sen. Bill Hansell, Rep. Jeff Barker, Sen. Betsy Johnson, Washington County Commission Chair Andy Duyck, Marion County Commissioner Kevin Cameron, Columbia City Port Commissioner Larry Ericksen, Tigard Mayor John Cook, Hillsboro School Board member Glenn Miller and Post.
These leaders see icitizen as a step forward in citizen engagement, providing a two-way communication between elected officials and constituents. “Better understanding of what constituents desire translates into more effective policies being implemented,” said Rep. John Davis.
“icitizen’s goal is to empower every citizen, whether or not they’re an elected official,” said Brian Kuhn, icitizen’s Chief Product Officer. “We're excited to make it easier for citizens weigh in on matters that impact their lives. We're even more excited to have this new batch of elected officials in Oregon on board to help drive the conversation in their state.”
icitizen is a nonpartisan resource that connects citizens to the information, organizations and elected representatives most relevant to them. Through icitizen, people easily promote and stay informed on important issues and vote in polls to create meaningful change. Anonymous poll results and public opinion data are shared with representatives, organizations, companies and other stakeholders to inform policy. Using representative sampling based on U.S. Census and voter file targets, icitizen’s polling services help policymakers drive sound, data-driven decisions.
icitizen is based in Nashville, Tenn., and the company’s polls have been featured in Fivethirtyeight, the New York Times and Huffington Post. For more information, visit icitizen.com.