ElectNext announces launch, partnership (Press Release)

Historic Partnership to Revolutionize Voting in America

November 8, 2011 - Philadelphia, PA - It's morning for American voters. Today, millions will enter a voting booth without a clue. It doesn't have to be that way. ElectNext, described as eHarmony for voters, launches today with a simple message: Vote well. The National Constitution Center announces today a partnership with ElectNext to provide the startup with non-partisan content and expertise on current election issues rooted in the Constitution.

ElectNext, a DreamIt Ventures backed startup, launched in beta just two months ago, and today unveils a relaunch based on user feedback. "Every change in the redesign was a direct response to seeing people use the site and responding to feedback," says co-founder Keya Dannenbaum, who speaks today at this year's TEDxPhilly, and tonight, hosts the ElectNext public relaunch party.

Dannenbaum and ElectNext partner Paul Jungwirth met while in graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania. The pair consulted with national political experts, including professors from Harvard, Princeton and Penn, to create easy-to-follow questions that may deliver surprising results. Going forward, input from experts at the National Constitution Center will offer an even stronger framework for understanding all sides of issues.

With ElectNext, the aisle dividing American political parties disappears. Because politics is the art of disagreeing well, ElectNext offers a Debate Engine to encourage public discourse. Starting with a focus on the 2012 presidential election, ElectNext has plans in coming months to go granular, adding local races as well.

Already garnering praise from TechCrunch, Daily Kos, Huffington Post, and other national forums, ElectNext gives voters a new sense of civic engagement. From national presidential elections to future local races, ElectNext, a DreamIt Ventures funded company, empowers voters to discover the right candidates and make informed choices.

To find out more, visit www.electnext.com.

About the National Constitution Center
Located on Independence Mall in Historic Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center is America’s first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the U.S. Constitution. As a cutting-edge museum, national town hall and educational facility, the Center illuminates constitutional ideals and inspires acts of citizenship through must-see multimedia exhibitions, live performances, timely public programs and dynamic educational resources. The museum dramatically tells the story of “We the People” through more than 100 interactive exhibits, films, photographs and rare artifacts; the stirring theatrical performance Freedom Rising; and the iconic attraction Signers’ Hall, featuring 42 life-sized bronze statues of the Founding Fathers. As America’s town hall for constitutional dialogue, the Center regularly engages political leaders, scholars, pundits and journalists of diverse viewpoints. The Center also houses the Annenberg Center for Education and Outreach, which serves as the hub for national constitutional education and provides exceptional civic learning resources both onsite and online. For more information, call 215.409.6700 or visit www.constitutioncenter.org. For smart conversation about the Constitution, visit the Center’s blog, Constitution Daily, at blog.constitutioncenter.org.

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