About This Website
This website uses free and open source participatory democracy software application called Decidim deployed by the WeGov.NYC nonprofit program.
New York City's Civic Engagement Commission has deployed the same Decidim application at participate.nyc.gov.
The purpose of this website is to enable people who're interested in organizing participatory democracy and civic engagement initiatives in New York City to experiment with this software.
If you're interested in using Decidim, please let us know.
WeGovNYC is an organizing initiative bringing public interest and civic technologists together to make New York City the best run municipality in the world.
Through a combination of community building, product development and issue advocacy, WeGov advances a vision of an open source city that efficiently delivers projects and services to its residents, provides leadership to its region and actively contributes its knowledge to improve solutions for cities around the world.
Our initiative’s three main constituencies are:
- Public servants in a position to advocate for and advance free and open source solutions within city government.
- Concerned citizens who want to help advance an open source digital transformation of New York City.
- Policy makers who want to use technology to improve the lives of the New Yorkers they serve.
Learn more about our tools, events and please get involved!