Capitol Whip is an information resource designed to help the average person make sense of and vote in the 2018 United States Congressional Elections. There’s never been a more important time to be involved in American politics, and the 2014 midterm elections had the lowest turnout in 70 years.
The name is a reference to the party whip, an enforcer in both the Senate and House who is responsible for keeping the party in attendance for votes and voting in line with the party.
Right now, I’m in the process of analyzing all the information, which is putting my information architecture skills to use in a way that I haven’t experienced since AP Poli Sci in high school. Whip’s personality is akin to an aging Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec, and I’m looking for a copywriter to help me express this mix of eternal youth and the wisdom of age.
This was initially supposed to be a non-partisan resource, but given the current state of American politics and the way that the Republican party has been using their control of the House, I need to rethink this plan.