June 11, 2012
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 official government documents in the United States Congress. With Madison, you can easily access the law as it’s being written, leave comments, annotate specific content, and interact with other civic-minded participants. Madison brings the law-making process straight to you, and gives you a say in your government’s decisions.
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.
Learn more below:
How Madison Works
It takes just a few steps to start legislating with Madison:
- Choose the right Madison.
- Create an account and log in.
- Find bills you care about.
- Get started! Add comments, ask questions, and suggest changes directly to legislation.
You can also support or oppose documents and engage with other users’ ideas.
Bring Madison to a Government Near You
Contact us at email@example.com to find out how you can bring Madison to your local government.
Help grow the Madison community! Madison is open source, free for citizen and government users alike. We need the support of active citizens and visionary leaders like you to keep it that way.
- Stay in the loop with the latest Madison news.
- Support the OpenGov Foundation.
- Fork Madison and get coding!
Learn more about how Madison works here, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What People Are Saying
DC Councilmember Tommy Wells, June 23, 2014
“I’m excited to work with The OpenGov Foundation to provide an innovative, transparent way for DC residents to get involved with their government. Many people don’t have the ability to take off work in order to testify about proposed legislation in the District. Madison DC will ensure that all residents have an equal opportunity to play a role in how Council’s legislative process.”
DC Councilmember David Grosso, June 11, 2014
“MadisonDC is an exciting platform because it promotes and encourages transparency in the legislative process. This tool will spur community engagement and prompt robust dialogue around the issues that matter most to District residents.”