Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
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)
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
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.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Gongwer News Service's one-of-a-kind elections app is now available for download and includes unique analysis and information on key primary election races.
The 2022 Ohio Elections app is the state's only native app with continuously updated information on this year's elections.
Following redistricting, the app has never been more essential to monitoring elections.
The app offers analysis of key primary races for the Ohio Senate and Ohio House, and offers details on candidates for congressional seats and statewide offices.
The app gives users on-the-go access to detailed candidate biographical information, with options to review primary races and general election matchups after next week's primary.
Users can also see which state and federal legislative races are expected to be the most competitive and the seats where one party has a slight or strong edge.
For most candidates, users will see links to the candidate's social media accounts, the new for 2022 district maps, campaign websites and ways to contact the candidate, as well as biographical information.
Users also can use the Key Races function to identify the primaries and general election matchups that are considered competitive.
As the campaign season progresses, and as race dynamics change, analyses will be updated.
Users of the iPhone and iPad can download the iOS version from the App Store at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/2022-ohio-elections/id1605391193.
Users of Android devices can download the app from Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gongwer.oh2022
The app is available for $2.99.
Monday, July 18, 2022
Gongwer News Service on Monday announced the promotion of Mikel Livingston to assistant editor of the Gongwer Ohio Report.
Mr. Livingston joined Gongwer in 2015 as a reporter and has led coverage of energy, utility and environmental issues, as well as the redistricting process. In the new role, he will continue to report while playing a greater role in managing assignments, editing and news coverage.
Prior to joining Gongwer, Mr. Livingston, a graduate of Purdue University, spent five years at the Journal & Courier in Lafayette, Indiana, where he covered social policy issues and K-12 education.
He can be reached at 614.340.9855 and email@example.com.