V-Empower, Inc. has been conceptualizing, designing, developing and maintaining cutting edge technology for citizens in the US and India for over a decade. In the US, we built the 1st ever application that allowed citizens to contact lawmakers at the federal and state levels (www.statedemocracy.com). In India, we built the 1st ever application that allowed citizens to contact their parliamentarians (www.indiademocracy.com). This second application was launched in November 2001 by the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. N. Chandra Babu Naidu. It was revised and re-launched in April 2008 by the then-Governor of Haryana, Mr. A.R.Kidwai.
In 2003, V-Empower launched www.jantaraj.com as a platform for smaller groups/NGO’s/public interest groups to be able to lobby at the National level. It did not gain much popularity until 2009, when V-Empower built and deployed a Voter Registration application on www.Jantaraj.com for the National Election. More than 500,000 people visited prior to the elections. In 2011, we temporarily closed this website due to lack of resources.
We are currently looking for a good partner who may be interested to team up to revive this concept which could gain momentum if developed to function on smart phones in 2013. If interested, contact shukoor at v-empower.com