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Do-it-Yourself Democracy - California artworkDo-it-Yourself Democracy - California
The Prometheus Institute

Price: Free
Release Date: December 17, 2009

The ultimate civic engagement app, DIY Democracy connects you with all three levels of government. Allowing users to do everything from report a local pothole to protest their federal taxes, DIY Democracy makes self-government a reality. Currently supports California only. 2nd Amendment update coming this week; Nationwide support coming soon.

Features include:

Rights and Laws: A plain language overview of your state and federal Constitutional rights (i.e. how they’re actually applied in real-world courts), as well as unique laws, sales tax rates, and budget information for your local area.

Representatives: Displays your political representatives at the federal, state and local level, along with options to call, email, or visit representative’s website.

Take Action: Local actions allow you to report a pothole, graffiti, police misconduct, and much more, emailing the relevant department in your city. State actions allow you to do everything from file a formal complaint to recall an elected official.

Public forum: Share your complaints and campaigns with other users in your area.


* Leaderboard of most active citizens
* Save your e-mail draft so it doesn't get interrupted by a phone call
* Horizontal keyboard layout mode
* Automatic Public Forum integration when you submit a new action
* Support for all 50 states

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