Cultivating Democracy

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Democratic activists and human rights organizers aren't computer geeks. And they don't have to be.

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The internet is changing the relationships between citizens and governments around the world — but many political institutions are hobbled by a lack of access to empowering web technologies.

DemTools harnesses the power of free, open-source software to provide civic organizations, legislatures, and political parties with the capabilities to effectively engage 21st century citizens and build better democracies.

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Meet DemTools

Civi

Contact management for constituent engagement (CiviMP), political organizing (CiviParty), and civic action (CiviCSO)

DKAN

Organize, Store, Graph, Map and Share Your Data

Elections

Robust Data Collection and Analysis to Document Political Processes

Fix My Community

Report Issues to Build a Better Community

Issues

Powering Voter Engagement with Candidates on the Topics That Matter

Petitions

Propose, Promote and Improve: Citizens Create and Endorse Petitions to Drive Political Change

User Stories

Data analysis generated from the Elections DemTool allowed the Nigerian Transition Monitoring Group to independently verify election results and hold officials accountable.
In Colombia, the Issues DemTool is being used to allow political candidates to present their positions on key issues via recorded online videos, and citizens the opportunity to ask candidates...