This app would allow citizens of Portland to find out more about the civic issues they care about, get involved with organizations, volunteer, and take political action.
The app would have buttons such as:
Learn: talks, events, films, art exhibits Volunteer: opportunities to volunteer Act: political demonstrations, strikes, occupations
The search function would allow users to plug in keywords like "occupy Portland" or "tea party" and find out about local talks and discussions, ways to volunteer, and times for demonstrations. Users would also be able to search by date and categories, like "labor", "feminism", "animal welfare", "housing", "race", "taxes", etc.
Information could be aggregated automatically from other websites, and users could be encouraged to update and post events, volunteer opportunities and actions.