Group aims to increase accountability for elected officials
Salt Lake City, UT, January 23, 2013 — In advance of the upcoming legislative session in Utah which begins Monday, Libertas Institute has announced two new online tools to help citizen activists monitor what their Representatives and Senators are doing.
The first tool is the Legislator Profile system which compiles contact information and social media profiles for each legislator. More importantly, it displays the score that person has received on the Legislator Index in past years, or in other words, how consistently they have voted in support of liberty.
The second tool is the Legislation Tracker which allows citizens to easily monitor the proposed bills which either support or individual liberty, private property, and free enterprise. A concise summary of each is provided, as well as a status update so individuals can monitor the status of these bills as the session progresses.
“It’s well known that apathy is a significant problem amongst voters generally, and specifically here in Utah,” said Connor Boyack, president of Libertas Institute. “Our goal with these tools is to enable and empower individuals to quickly understand the most important or problematic bills so they can easily and effectively monitor what their representatives in office are doing.”
These tools are provided free of charge and will be evolving in the months ahead as new information and features are added.