We update our data on a daily basis, not just after major elections.
Cicero matches to districts based on full address data, leading to the most consistently accurate results.
Our full time team of researchers collects all of our data by hand. We never use scrapers.
"If you are trying to get a bill passed that’s going to change the landscape of animal welfare, and you want to get as many calls as possible to the right legislators, it becomes crucial to increase your matches and improve your accuracy. But we can’t do it if it isn’t affordable."
– Karen Michael, Board Officer, Animal Defense League of Arizona.
Learn how ADLA used Cicero to increase member involvement, reduce inaccuracies, and improve the precision and effectiveness of their legislative outreach.
Citizens’ Climate is mobilizing supporters in every congressional district. They assign new members to their local chapters and need a tool that can use the data they have to match members to congressional districts. Enter Cicero.
"We’ve streamlined the process for people joining and we are more effective at getting people connected with their local chapters. Cicero has made us more effective at advocacy."
– Tony Sirna, Data and Strategy Coordinator for Citizens’ Climate
A large part of Climate Solutions’ grassroots advocacy work relies on activating their audience—those in the Northwest who believe that clean energy is possible—and convincing them to take action by speaking at a local event or contacting their legislator.
Cicero enabled this organization to match with confidence, which led to accurate audience segmentation and increased staff trust in the data.
Phone2Action started as a young but quickly growing company. They needed a solution that would scale and not sink them with fixed costs. Most data providers had outrageous costs and cumbersome, inflexible data offerings. They needed a solution that was willing to grow with them.
API-driven technology that prioritized accuracy and scalability. Phone2Action was initially built with low internal infrastructure and low overhead. Starting with the Cicero API offered a reliable way to get the needed information with a cost structure that could grow.
Going from zip code matching to Cicero’s address-based matching enabled Washington Environmental Council to target the right people and not just cast a wide net. Without Cicero, some legislators would never hear from their constituents about pressing environmental issues.Products used:
In 2006, a nonprofit organization called the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance came to us with a problem: the City of Philadelphia was about to pass a new budget that slashed funding for arts programs.
The Cultural Alliance wanted their members to reach out to their representatives to let them know that this would negatively impact the city. But the issue was that most people didn’t actually know who their state and local representatives were, or how to get in contact with them. We wanted to support that process. So we built the first iteration of Cicero. We gathered the names, contact information, and geospatial district shapes for elected officials in Philadelphia and created an application that would match an address or location to those districts and return elected officials.
Over time we have expanded the database to cover the entire United States, as well as other democracies worldwide. Today, Cicero has supported hundreds of organizations across the world in their advocacy efforts, and our data fuels platforms that are used by thousands more.
Freedom is participation in power.Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher referred to as “The Father of Democracy”
Our team are experts in the world of political geography. In the daily work of researching legislative district and election data, we keep on top of news and trends to make sure our data is up to date. We like to write about what we’ve learned or conduct interesting analyses using data we’ve collected in Cicero.