Our Democracy Is In Trouble

People have begun to believe that it doesn't matter who they vote for because no one is listening.

BetterDistricts is an experiment.

If we let our elected officials know what we want, will they listen?

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The Problem

Our Representatives Can't Get Clear Direction

We have no way of knowing whether the people of Kentucky's Sixth District, which is made up of 57% registered Democrats but elected a Republican representative, want Andy Barr to vote 100% in lockstep with the national Republican party.

KY06 may want to vote against the new American Health Care Act, believing it will severely impact the people of the district. But if the district can't send a clear message, then it's possible for others ( e.g. lobbyists) to exert pressure on the vote.

Without clear direction, we get a Congress that votes along party lines on bills written by lobbyists while their constituents feel that no one is listening.

The Solution

Provide Clarity and Accountability

BetterDistricts provides a way to show how each individual district would like to be represented.

Register in seconds and easily vote on any and every bill and proposal.

BetterDistricts scores representatives based on how well they represent their district.

Provide an alternative to lobbyist written bills. Create a proposal if you have an idea on how to improve your community.

Honest Debates

If we can have honest discussions on whether people support issues, we could move forward without partisan games.

Accountability. Show exactly how much your district supports a bill or proposal.

Get Involved. Propose your ideas for how to improve your district, state, or country. Find out if the rest of the community supports it as well.

Get Informed. Take part in quality discussions and determine who will best represent your beliefs.

 

Top Ranked Representatives

Name State District Party Score
Dianne Feinstein CA Senator Democrat 89.5
Kamala D. Harris CA Senator Democrat 89.5
Anna G. Eshoo CA CA18 Democrat 87.5
Brenda L. Lawrence MI MI14 Democrat 83.3
Gary C. Peters MI Senator Democrat 80
Debbie Stabenow MI Senator Democrat 80
Robert B. Aderholt AL AL4 Republican 0
Lamar Alexander TN Senator Republican 0
Justin Amash MI MI3 Republican 0
Mark E. Amodei NV NV2 Republican 0
 
 

Top Bills

Bill Introduced Votes
S. 89 - To amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant materials requirement if the owners of such vessels make annual structural alterations to at least 10 percent of the areas of the vessels that are not constructed of fire-retardant materials and for other purposes. 2017-04-03 3
S. 722 - Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 2017-06-15 3
H.J.Res. 66 - Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees. 2017-02-15 3
H.J.Res. 67 - Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees. 2017-02-15 3
S. 84 - To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces. 2017-01-12 2
H.R. 10 - Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 2017-06-13 2
H.R. 72 - GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2017 2017-01-05 2
S. 349 - To clarify the rights of all persons who are held or detained at a port of entry or at any detention facility overseen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 2017-02-09 2
S. 729 - John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act 2017-03-27 2
S. 897 - Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act of 2017 2017-04-07 2