Gongwer's Latest Services and Enhancements

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Gongwer Introduces Article, Report Listening Feature

Gongwer News Service today announced the availability of a new feature that allows subscribers to listen to the Gongwer Ohio Report and individual articles.

To use the feature, just click on a Gongwer article or a daily report. Then click the Listen button and the content will begin to play. Users can pause and resume playback of the content.

The voice that reads Gongwer content may vary by device and is determined by your browser.

The new feature follows the deployment of a number of other service enhancements over the last several months.

Gongwer subscribers who have ideas for other new features or services are encouraged to submit suggestions to info@gongwer-oh.com or via a form on the Gongwer website.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Gongwer Announces General Election Pick The Winners Contest

Gongwer News Service is excited to announce a pick the election winners contest for the November 8 general election.

To participate, fill out the online survey.

Participants will answer a variety of questions making predictions about the election. There is no charge to participate.

There will be a public announcement of the winner once final, unofficial election results are complete.

Rather than awarding prizes to the winners, Gongwer will donate to the Ohio Youth and Government program in honor of all participants.

About the Ohio Youth and Government program:

Youth & Government is a national government and politics program that promotes civic literacy as well as community service.

Ohio's YMCA Youth & Government program began in 1952 and reflects the idea that "democracy must be learned by each generation" – Ben Franklin. The Ohio YMCA Youth & Government program provides high school and middle school students with a unique opportunity to become acting state legislators, governors, lobbyists, lawyers, committee chairs. The students simulate all phases and positions of the actual state government. These students are challenged with many of the issues our real legislators must face in their elected offices.

Contest rules:

  • One entry per person
  • Contest submission deadline is 7:30 p.m. on November 8, 2022.
  • Personal information will only be used for contest purposes and not for ongoing marketing efforts, nor will it be shared with any other entity for those purposes

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Gongwer Expands Legislative Status Report Sharing Options

Gongwer News Service today announced the expansion of its bill status report sharing features, allowing subscribers to easily embed their reports in communications targeted toward members and associates.

The new feature allows users to customize the dimensions of embedded status reports, which automatically brings real-time content to websites, newsletters and other platforms.

For years, Gongwer subscribers have had the ability to include links to legislative status reports and custom committee schedules in their communications. This enhancement ensures that legislative information is displayed automatically whether a link is clicked or not.

Gongwer's website also allows subscribers to upload comments, positions and documents related to bills they are following.

Subscribers with ideas for additional service enhancements can submit suggestions via our suggestion page or to info@gongwer-oh.com


Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Gongwer Introduces Enhanced Advocacy Tools, Public Official, Candidate Contacts

Gongwer News Service today announced a significant expansion of its Advocacy Tools service that helps subscribers target messages to elected officials, staff and candidates.

Available on the Gongwer website, the new service further improves subscribers' ability to communicate with lawmakers down to the committee caucus level. The enhancements announced today consolidate Gongwer's tools for contacting elected officials into one-easy-to-find place.

Under the enhanced service, subscribers can easily email all members of the Senate or House, all members of any committee or just members of a single party. With a single click, subscribers can also generate mail merge-ready Excel files for any desired collection of lawmakers.

Gongwer Advocacy Tools also allow direct communication with members of joint committees and legislative staff.

Further, the updated service allows easy communication with members of Ohio's executive branch and congressional delegation.

Subscribers interested in communicating directly with candidates in the 2022 general election can also develop email lists and mail merge files via Gongwer's election page. (Ohio House candidates, Ohio Senate candidates, U.S. House candidates)

Subscribers with ideas for additional service enhancements can submit suggestions via our suggestion page or to info@gongwer-oh.com.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Gongwer Debuts New Candidate, Organization Endorsement Feature

Gongwer News Service today announced a new service that offers information on key organizations that endorse in Ohio elections and the candidates they are supporting.

Available as a drop-down on the Gongwer election page, the new service further enhances Gongwer's extensive and unmatched candidate information database.

Information on endorsing organizations is available through the new feature, as is the full list of candidates each group has supported.

Endorsement information appears on each candidate biography page on the Gongwer site, and is also displayed on biography pages for officials who are elected.

Organizations that have endorsed for the 2022 general election but are not yet included on the Gongwer site are encouraged to send their endorsements to info@gongwer-oh.com.

Details about candidate endorsements can also be found on the 2022 Ohio Election app (Download for iPhone/iPad, Download for Android).

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Primary Election Winners, General Matchups, Contact Tools Available

The full results of Tuesday's primary election are available in Gongwer News Service's election resources.

In addition to viewing primary winners and vote totals, subscribers can also view the matchups for the general election in November.

Also available for Gongwer subscribers are contact tools that allow easy communication with candidates in the general election (Senate, House). Gongwer contact tools and candidate information will be updated on a regular basis.

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