What is Pigeon?
Pigeon is my first attempt at building an extension (currently for Chrome) that looks up the elected representatives for where you live. It then adds a button to your Gmail tab, so that when you want to contact them, their email address is quickly accessible.
How do I install Pigeon?
- Visit our Chrome Web Store page
- Click the Add to Chrome button
- You're done!
What does Pigeon look like?
The screenshots below give you a sense for what Pigeon looks like (and therefore, how it works):
How does Pigeon work?
Pigeon works by asking you for your address or postal code, looking up the elected representatives for that area, and then connecting you with their email address and social media accounts.
Why did I build Pigeon?
I built this because I wanted to encourage people (read: myself) to reach out to their elected representatives more often to ensure they better understand the views and experiences of their constituents.
Pigeon would not be possible without the open source contributions made by the follow groups:
- Open North
- Google Civic Information
- Twitter card UI by Marcelo Aguila
If you have any feedback, you can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org