We’re excited to announce that Causes has acquired Votizen, a San Francisco-based tech startup that helps people unlock the power of their social networks for political influence. We’re thrilled to bring together two teams that share a common vision for transforming civic engagement through technology.
In the 2012 election cycle, Votizen connected millions of voters and helped them take meaningful action in thousands of races across the country. The ability to link a person’s online identity to off-line voter registration records—a technology Votizen pioneered—will instantly give greater weight to the millions of advocacy actions taken on Causes.com each month. For example, last month, more than three million people took action in response to the tragic events in Newtown, CT. With Votizen’s voter file integration, those three million actions will carry far more weight in Washington, DC and statehouses around the country as elected officials hear directly from voters in their districts.
Moreover, Votizen’s talented team of innovators and product leaders is joining Causes, which will greatly accelerate our ability to bring you new and more powerful tools. In the coming year, we will continue to focus on being the best possible place for you to champion your causes, build community with others, and take action collectively for real-world impact. We couldn’t be more excited to join forces with the Votizen team and accelerate this work together.
Thank you for supporting our vision, organizing with our tools, and being part of our community. We’re excited for the what the future is going to bring!