StateDemocracy is the first application ever built to connect US citizens to their federal and state lawmakers, allowing constituents to provide input on legislation in real time. Being ahead of our time in the early 2000s, we ran into several challenges to monitor key bills in 50 states, with enormous maintenance costs. Many legislators were not even using emails at that time.
In 2007, we added two tools allowing citizens to register online and request an absentee ballot in any state for the 2008 Presidential Elections.
We invested some $400,000 over 10 years of StateDemocracy, and in late 2010 decided to shut down the website. We gave away source code to several non-profits who were involved in online advocacy.
Anyone who is interested can get source code from us by emailing to: shukoor at v-empower.com