Some new apps work to help increase civic participation. And they deserve credit for the work they’re trying to do: create active and aware citizens in the muddle of apathetic Americans.
ICitizen: An App Trying To Bolster Civic Participation
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January 3, 2014

Via Pando Daily:

New Yorkers have a new and progressive — some would say “lefty” — mayor, Bill de Blasio. The more politically savvy among us (a small group) will stay up to date on what our city government is doing, beyond banning Central Park’s iconic horse-drawn carriages. The rest of us will tune out until the next election. That’s a shame, because greater civic participation would benefit us all.

So I’m always pleased to learn about programs that attempt to combat this crowd-sourced political malaise. Of course, there’s Change.org, but also MindMixer and Code For America, all of which place their b...

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