Madison is a government policy co-creation platform that opens up laws and legislation previously off-limits to individuals and the Internet community. Launched to battle the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), it has since been used to power citizen participation in government policymaking in the United States Congress. With Madison, you can access the law as it’s being written, leave comments, annotate specific content, and interact with other civic-minded participants. Madison brings the lawmaking process straight to you, and gives you a say in your government’s decisions.
How it works:
- Sign up and create a username.
- Verify your email address.
- Locate a document by browsing through titles, filtering by sponsor, or searching for keywords.
- Annotate, comment on, and support or oppose the document.
- Stay connected by signing up for email updates.
When you support or oppose a document, enter a comment, or annotate a specific section of a work in progress, the document’s sponsor receives an electronic notification. Your interaction with legislation on Madison will provide sponsors with valuable feedback on how their constituents feel about proposed legislation, and they may even choose to incorporate suggested edits straight into their documents.
Engage with the community. Madison allows you to interact not only with specific pieces of legislation, but with other civic-minded citizens. See what other people are saying and share your thoughts. Explore documents from other sponsors or legislative bodies. And suggest changes or features you’d like to see on Madison by giving us feedback in the tab at the left-hand side of the page, or by sending us an email. We’d love to hear from you.
Take a look at our Github Milestones for the most up to date roadmap on Madison.
Don't see the improvement you're looking for? Open an issue and we'll respond as quickly as possible.
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