Mexican citizens will go to the polls in June 2015 for important mid-term elections. To engage voters and alert them to topical issues, the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative (DDI) is collaborating with faculty at Tec de Monterrey, and the Mexico National Electoral Institute to design and implement México Participa, an innovative civic engagement platform based on the model of the The California Report Card, a pilot project that aims to increase public engagement with political issues and to help leaders at all levels stay informed about the changing opinions and priorities of their constituents.
Follow Brandie Nonnecke, DDI’S Research and Development Manager, during her travels to Mexico as she collaborates with faculty at Tec de Monterrey and partner organizations on the development of this new online civic engagement platform for the people of Mexico.
This work was supported by the Blum Center for Developing Economies and the Development Impact Lab (USAID Cooperative Agreement AID-OAA-A-12-00011), part of the USAID Higher Education Solutions Network; UC Berkeley’s Algorithms, Machines, and People Lab; and the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative.
The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute drive interdisciplinary innovation for social good with faculty researchers and students from four University of California campuses – Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz – along with public and private partners.
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