As a certified B Corp, we’ve long operated with a mission to make positive civic, social, and environmental impact. This has manifested in many of the choices we’ve made as an organization, such as our Techsoup donation program, and our commitment to continue offering discounted services to nonprofits, governments, and…


Today we’re excited to share an updated look for Cicero: a new logo and website. Cicero has evolved significantly over the past fourteen years, and as we got ready to update our website this year, we realized it was time for a refresh to our brand as well.

The evolution of a logo

Cicero was…


Cicero began as a small project to support our local nonprofit neighbor the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance in 2006. Since then we’ve grown and expanded our coverage significantly with the goal of becoming the global resource for elected official information and geographic data on elections and democracy. …


If you browse our blog, you might come across a few posts about data expansion from the past few years. Some of our larger efforts have included the addition of 50 new cities in Canada and 200 of the largest cities in the United States. A frequent question we get…


Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash

Growing up, I used to look forward to the weekends. We had taught our family dog, Harry, to retrieve the Sunday newspaper from the end of our driveway. Understandably, this was an exciting event for a child. What followed was a ceremony that was often repeated: dog brings paper inside…


We’re excited to introduce the new Officials by Region resource to the Cicero API, which enables flexible access to contact information for thousands of elected officials in nine different countries. Read on to learn how you can make use of this data in your application or campaign.

Photo by Marco Oriolesi on Unsplash

Why we did this: a very brief history

Ten years ago…


By Stephanie Thome on April 25th, 2019

Democracy’s Database is Growing

For over ten years, Cicero’s mission has been to become a global resource for elected official information and geographic data on elections and democracy. …


More companies are taking their impact on the world into consideration and consumers are paying attention. Can being political be profitable?

By Stephanie Thome on November 29th, 2018

Last week, Tom’s Shoes Founder Blake Mycoskie made headlines when he appeared on The Tonight Show and announced a 5 million dollar commitment to organizations fighting to end gun violence. Along with it, Tom’s unleashed a campaign to write postcards to US Congress…


By Stephanie Thome on October 30th, 2018

Are you voting in new districts this election? We updated our free Officials & Districts tool to help you find out.

You’ve probably heard the word “redistricting” more than usual this year, especially if you’re living in places like Alabama or North Carolina. As a result of our work maintaining the Cicero database, my team closely tracks redistricting events across the world. But the…


While working with countless organizations geared toward advocacy, the Cicero team often gets asked: what’s the best way to contact elected officials? These days, constituents have many different potential lines of communication with their representatives, and it’s hard to know which might be the most effective. Is email preferable to…

Stephanie Thome

Product Manager of Cicero: a legislative district and elected official database. Interested in politics, elections, and democracy. @CiceroAPI

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