A Demo of the Politiquette extension on the NYTimes website
P O L I T I Q U E T T E
A Chrome extension that displays legislator’s stances on social issues and allows for direct communication with constituents.
One of the most crucial issues today in the modern era is the lack of communication and understanding between the representatives in our democracy, and the constituents they represent. Our project seeks to help remedy this gap by providing a Google Chrome extension that seamlessly and easily allows constituents to view Senators’ voting habits and stances on issues. In return for voting in the constituent’s favor, each person can submit a single rating of approval or disapproval on their representatives’ stances, verified and validated through the blockchain. That way, senators can understand if their votes are well-reflecting the demographic they are representing. This can incentivize them to vote as an actual representative. In addition, all participants can view the data of the votes. This allows for all people to understand how their representatives should have voted, enabling each person to hold their representatives accountable.