Legislator Tracker

Since the last elections, public interest in contacting elected representatives about legislation under consideration has boomed. News organizations could do better addressing the public's interest in understanding how their representatives are planning to vote on various issues.

Before the election and since, there have been a number of projects designed to help the public know where their elected officials stand on issues. For example, recently, WNYC and NPR have collaborated on a system which was used for projects like Where Does Your Member Of Congress Stand On Trump’s Immigration Order? and Find Out Where Members Of Congress Stood On The Health Care Bill.

Results

Results from the project

Faculty and Staff Leads

Joe Germuska

Chief Nerd

Joe runs Knight Lab’s technology, professional staff and student fellows. Before joining us, Joe was on the Chicago Tribune News Apps team. Also, he hosts a weekly radio show on WNUR-FM – Conference of the Birds.