“My staff and I use Capitol Bells to make sure that I don't miss important votes,” said Rep Jared Polis (D-CO).
By picking up radio signals sent from the U.S. Capitol Building, Capitol Bells is the only app that provides real-time vote updates from both chambers of Congress. With its virtual voting feature, you can weigh in with your Congresswoman, from your smart phone to hers, just minutes before she votes. Our goal is to create a data layer for democracy. That means public opinion on any bill, in any district, at any time. Let's make democracy happen.
“I am excited that now Capitol Bells will be offering another way for my constituents to communicate with me and other members of Congress about their views on legislation in real time, as votes are happening," says Congressman Polis. "I am proud to support efforts like Capitol Bells that demonstrate how technology and innovation can both ensure greater transparency as well as foster increased civic participation.”
"I’ve also started using Capitol Bells," says Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline. "This application allows me to be even more informed about how my constituents would vote on an issue right before I head down to the House floor to cast my vote."
At Capitol Bells, we are simultaneously engaging elected officials and the public to create a new standard for representative democracy.
Here is some of the press Capitol Bells has received.
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The Washington Post
The Bend Bulletin
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