Founder Maria Yuan first envisioned IssueVoter while managing a State Senate campaign in Iowa, a battleground state known for its voter engagement. Having previously worked for a Representative, she knew how little contact voters have with legislators year-round despite the fact that reps really do count every constituent contact. She thought, “How can we extend engagement beyond elections and keep elected officials accountable? How can we help everyone understand new laws that will affect their daily lives?” Maria founded IssueVoter to give everyone an effective, easy-to-use digital platform to voice their opinions and play an active role in the policymaking process.
Our Advisory Board
New York, New York
Mill Valley, California
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Jonathan de Wolff
San Antonio, Texas
Brooklyn, New York
Los Angeles, CA
New York, New York
IssueVoters hail from all 50 states and 435 congressional districts, plus D.C. Our members come from all age groups, political affiliations, gender identities, and ethnicities.
Our members want to be informed, participate in the political process, access nonpartisan information, and hold their reps accountable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is IssueVoter really nonpartisan?
Yes. IssueVoter is not affiliated with any political party, think tank, or lobbyist group. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing nonpartisan information about legislation affecting your daily life.
How do you make sure bill summaries are unbiased?
We pull direct quotes from the bill, lawmakers, and experts. Every bill summarized on IssueVoter is presented with supporting and opposing arguments so you can make an informed decision. One could argue that every bill has some bias, but at IssueVoter, we focus on summarizing what the bill will do.
How is my opinion shared with my rep?
IssueVoter compiles “SUPPORT” and “OPPOSE” data on each bill and shares it directly with lawmakers and their staff. We only share your opinion with the lawmakers who represent you. Monthly Donors gain access to being able to send a message along with their opinion on each bill.
Do you share my data or contact information?
No. IssueVoter will never share any identifying information about you. We do not share your contact information with any third parties.
How do you choose which bills to show me?
IssueVoter covers all bills scheduled for a floor vote not in suspension of the rules. We also cover bills getting a lot of attention and for our partners.
When you sign up, you can select categories important to you and receive email alerts for bills related to your interests. Update your preferences on your profile page at any time.
We keep track of all bills, both passed and pending, on the Bills page so you can keep track of all legislation in one place.
How many emails will I receive?
We know you’re busy, so we try to keep emails to a minimum.
You can sign up for customized, real-time alerts to “support” or “oppose” bills directly from your inbox! Choose from 15 issue categories and receive no more than 3 emails per week.
You can also receive weekly round-ups of new bills and return to the IssueVoter site to share your opinions. Change or configure your email settings at any time on your profile page.
Beyond new bills, our weekly IssueVoter newsletter shares blog articles, opportunities to get involved, and more. If you’d prefer not to skip these insider updates, you can unsubscribe anytime.
How does Congress work?
As the legislative branch of the U.S. government, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate are responsible for introducing and voting on new legislation.
Members of Congress write, discuss, and debate new bills before they vote on them. If a bill passes in the House, it’s passed to the Senate. If it passes in the Senate, then it’s sent to the president who may sign it into law. If the president chooses to veto the bill, rather than sign it, Congress can override the veto with a two-thirds majority vote in both chambers.
Members of Congress consider their constituents’ interests and opinions before they vote — which is where you come in! By sharing your opinion with your representatives on IssueVoter, you’re contributing to the lawmaking process.