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Geocoding for Legislative Advocacy 

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Webinar Description 

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance used the Cicero Legislative Information API on their website to help their constituents find their legislative districts and representatives. This is just one potential use of the Cicero legislative matching API that we discuss during Geocoding for Legislative Advocacy. View this webinar to find out how to match the addresses in your organization's database to district IDs, district maps, and contact information of elected officials.

During this online event, Azavea's Abby Fretz explains what the Cicero API (or Application Programming Interaface) is and how it can be integrated into your website or database. We also hear from the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's Thomas Taylor on how the GPCA used the Cicero API to help match constituents with their city council district.

Questions addressed during this webinar include:

  • What does Azavea's Cicero API do?
  • How tech savvy does someone need to be to use the Cicero API?
  • How are organizations leveraging the tool?

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Speaker Information 

Abby Fretz is product development manager at Azavea and is project manager for the Cicero API and DistrictBuilder teams. She also works with the spatial analysis team on special projects.

Thomas Taylor joined the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance in 2003 and oversees information technology and facilities. Thomas has worked for a variety of nonprofits during his career, including the International Peace Bureau, Friends General Conference, and immediately prior to joining the Alliance, the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, where he held positions as communications director and office administrator. He is interested in how nonprofits can strategically use technology to further their mission, and has been a member of the Net Tuesday Philadelphia planning group since its inception.