Be Heard uses Unum ID to verify users as constituents.Learn more
Be Heard is a civic engagement platform that lets people contact representatives in government. It uses Unum ID to let them do so as verified constituents. This proof of concept achieved three key goals:
Be Heard has a wide variety of products across many different channels. Unum ID integrates with all of them. There's a mobile app, a Chrome extension, chatbots, and a widget that can be embedded on websites. (Try the widget and petition below.)
Everyone knows about the problem of bots in politics. Identity fraud is wreaking havoc on our democracy. Fake accounts on social media are fueling misinformation campaigns, and fake messages are flooding representatives and federal agencies, drowning out the opinions of real Americans. For example, the FCC recevied 21.7 million public comments about net neutrality in 2017, but Pew Research found that a shocking 94% of them were fake or duplicate.
By using Unum ID to verify users as constituents, Be Heard helps stop bots, lobbyists, spammers, and foreign agents from drowning out the voices of real people like you.
Many technologies only cater to a small slice of the population, but identity tech must work for everyone. Be Heard has users across a huge range of locations and demographics, so it allowed us to demonstrate the usability of Unum ID.