In response to the presentation of the results of the survey on “Perception of the mandate and work of deputies” at the National Assembly, the startup todayIvote invites all deputies to join the NosLois mobile application.
The startup todayIvote, which publishes the NosLois mobile application, invited all members to join the community of parliamentarians already registered on NosLois. Several have answered the call and their registrations will be announced in December.
According to the study, nearly one in two French people do not know who their deputy is and 61% are poorly informed about their work.
Incubated at the Center for Entrepreneurship of Sciences Po, the startup todayIvote wishes to provide a response to a phenomenon identified for several years by the “Barometer of political confidence” of CEVIPOF * and confirmed by the recent survey by the Jean Jaurès Foundation and Fondapol: the French do not know their deputy well and do not know what he is working on.
In the absence of means which allow them to be informed and to express themselves, the remedies for citizens are currently limited: demonstrations, protest vote, abstention. Frustration felt in the population to such an extent that, according to the study, 60% of French people understand violent behavior against deputies.
* Sciences Po Political Research Center
The majority of French people want more contact with their MP, and more local presence, says the report.
A request extremely difficult to satisfy for deputies who are, under the constitution, “elected to represent the Nation and participate in the exercise of national sovereignty” and whose presenteeism in session or in committee has emerged as a measurement of the effectiveness of their action under the impetus of the first Civic Tech platforms (NosDeputes.fr, Projet Arcadie).
For regular contact between citizens and deputies to be possible, more than 100,000 citizens for a deputy, the use of digital tools seems necessary.
Political communication on social networks is not very popular.
Pointed out for influencing the democratic game too much and pushing the most moderate citizens to self-censorship *, social networks have nevertheless been the main communication channel for deputies during this legislature. According to the study, only 8% of French people want MPs to express themselves more on social networks.
A set of tools were also tested during this mandate in order to organize large-scale citizen consultations (the great debate, the citizens’ convention), without calming the dispute or maintaining frustration when it is not. not possible to satisfy every suggestion.
Digital tools for regular and “reasoned” contact.
The startup todayIvote offers through its mobile application NosLois a platform focused on moderation and the production of factual content. Intended for the general public and non-political, no knowledge of the political or legislative fields is required to use it.
The information available on the application comes from the open data platforms of the National Assembly and the Senate. The citizen who registers can find out who his parliamentarians are and what the parliament is working on.
Organized by theme, the application invites citizens to position themselves for or against each bill and bill, thus creating for the deputies who register a local measure of public opinion that will help them to better exercise their representative mandate. Parliamentarians can also trigger polls directly in the app.
Launched in 2021, the free application already has several thousand registered citizens.
Members of Parliament from all parties and from all types of territories.
Nearly forty parliamentarians – all parties and types of territories combined – have decided to use the NosLois mobile application, allowing nearly 7 million French people to follow one of their parliamentarians in the application and indicate which bills they support.
Among them, in particular, the deputies Jean-Noël BARROT (2nd district of Yvelines, Modem), Jean-René CAZENEUVE (1st district of Gers, LREM), Fabienne COLBOC (4th district of Indre-et-Loire, LREM) , Anne GENETET (11th district of French people living outside France, LREM), Fabien GOUTTEFARDE (2nd district of Eure, LREM), Daniel LABARONNE (2nd district of Indre-et-Loire, LREM), Grégory LABILLE (5th district de la Somme, UDI), Jean-Luc LAGLEIZE (2nd district of Haute-Garonne, MoDem), Jean-François MBAYE (2nd district of Val-de-Marne, LREM), Valérie OPPELT (2nd district of Loire-Atlantique, LREM), Laurianne ROSSI (11th district of Hauts-de-Seine, LREM), Michèle de VAUCOULEURS (7th district of Yvelines, MoDem), Maud GATEL (11th district of Paris), Michel ZUMKELLER (2nd district of Territoire de Belfort, Agir Together) and even Lionel CAUSSE (2nd district of the Landes, Territory of Progress).
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