The first of several planned #COpolitics data initiatives is beginning.
Follow the Message collects campaign messages – mailers, digital ads, videos, robocalls, emails, etc. Then the messages are analyzed to provide information about them, who delivered them and, perhaps most importantly, where the messengers’ money came from.
Broomfield City Council races and ballot initiatives will be the initial focus for ftm.copolitics.co, as well as the 2018 Colorado governor’s race.
But you may submit any campaign messages you receive. Your contact information won’t be revealed, and addresses will be redacted from any uploaded photos.
You may also email messages to fish (at) copolitics.co
Ultimately, Follow the Message will help Coloradans connect the dots between political messages, the groups behind them and the money that paid for them.
But we can’t do it without you. So next time you receive a flier in the mail take a photo with your phone and upload it. When a political ad pops up in Facebook, take a screenshot and contribute it. Record the robocall and send the audio.
Help #COpolitics Follow the Message.