Sprint 87 Release Notes
The October Release went live on October 10th.
This development sprint focused on adding Federal Legislator Ratings to Legislator Page, State Bill & Vote Tracking, and the addition of “My Legislators” page within the Action Center.
The State Bills and Votes tracking enhancement is one of many further planned. We will, in future development efforts, fully integrate this functionality within Aristotle 360. This effort is the first of multiple enhancements planned
Bills & Votes Enhancement
A new feature is to provide our clients the ability to track State Bills & Vote in Aristotle 360. To add greater utility to our customers we have added the ability for your organization to add the organization’s position and custom comments to provide better support for the Organization’s take on specific Bills and Votes at the Federal and State level.
In the case of Federal Votes, your custom comments will be published within the My Legislator section on the Action Center. Federal Vote position and the Legislator’s vote will be used to calculate a Lifetime Legislator Rating that will display on the Legislator’s Record and The My Legislator section on the Action Center.
State Bill &Vote Tracking – We have integrated a data call between Aristotle 360 and the OpenStates Project. Open States provides access to State Bills & Votes data under their Creative Commons Attribution License. We have taken their data and integrated within the Aristotle360 data structure. We provide this data as part of our Bills and Vote service though no additional fees are demanded for the State Bill and Vote data integration.
Bill User Interface Update (Search/Create) - The State Bills integration is dependent on a distinct feed that requires specific data from the user. We have added a Federal/State toggle and Bills may be retrieved after detailing State, Chamber and Bill ID or Bill Name.
Tracking a Federal Vote
Bills and Vote Custom Details (Federal & State) - We have added new fields to add relevant context and functionality pertaining to your organization’s Bills & Votes data using Custom fields. We anticipate expanding this functionality in the future within Reports, My Legislator page functions and other expressions.
Legislator Lifetime Rating
Based on Key Vote you track Aristotle 360 will automatically calculate a Legislator Lifetime Rating within the Legislator page. This rating detail may be express to your advocate on a new “My Legislator” page as well. The rating is calculated on how a legislator votes against your organization’s state Position (See above). When “Key Vote” is selected, the vote will be used to calculated how each legislator voted in alignment to your position.
My Legislator Page
A new section that may be published on the Aristotle Action Center is a page called “My Legislator”. This is new functionality that will add a new section to the Aristotle Action Center to publish information relating to your advocate’s Legislators based on their Home and Business address(es).
Product Development has a number of future enhancements planned for this section including support for State Legislators, adding Bill Sponsorship support and full Legislative Scorecard by Bill.
The Page will list in card form all Federal legislators associated with the advocates home and business address. An advocate may click on a card to open a detailed page.
My Legislator Page Details:
Searching For Bill Sponsorship in Query Builder
User can a) search for legislators in query builder based on bill sponsorship and b) add bill sponsorship data to current selection. Bills can be Federal or State. There is separate field (Legislator State Bills Sponsored) for searching based on State Bills.