Timeline for representativeInfo updates?

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Jason Rosenbaum

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Nov 10, 2020, 4:44:26 PM11/10/20
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Hey folks, it's almost that time again -- time for new representatives to be sworn in!

I believe last time we went through a big update two years ago, Google published a rough timeline spreadsheet of when updates are expected for certain states. Specifically, we're interested in the update of who's in office (removing old folks, adding new ones) and also the update that adds their contact info (email and phone), which historically has come separately.

Is that the plan this time around? Do you know when you'll have the schedule that you can share?

Thanks!

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Nov 11, 2020, 10:44:52 AM11/11/20
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+1! This would be great for planning for what we need to do between now and 2021.

Jason Rosenbaum

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Nov 17, 2020, 10:29:51 AM11/17/20
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Hey folks, checking back in on this -- any idea on the timeline so we can start prepping?



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Robert Baskin

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Nov 17, 2020, 10:38:03 AM11/17/20
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Hi Jason,
Thanks for reaching out. We anticipate being able to publish something by mid-December. 
Stay tuned! 

Jason Rosenbaum

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Nov 17, 2020, 10:38:45 AM11/17/20
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Thank you!



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Jason Rosenbaum

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Dec 14, 2020, 10:32:12 AM12/14/20
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Hey folks, it's mid December! Checking in to see if you have that timeline available. Thanks!



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Jason Rosenbaum

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Dec 16, 2020, 12:20:52 PM12/16/20
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Hey folks, reaching out again, would love to have that schedule this week before the holidays really get going!



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Robert Baskin

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Dec 17, 2020, 3:11:49 PM12/17/20
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Hi Jason,
Thanks for following up. 
We are working on it, but we don't yet have this information codified to enable us to post a tracker.  
At this point, I am not sure we will be able to get something posted before the holidays/new year, but please stay tuned as we are hoping to get something shared asap. 
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Jason Rosenbaum

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Dec 17, 2020, 3:15:03 PM12/17/20
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Thank you!


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Jason Rosenbaum

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Dec 29, 2020, 11:54:00 AM12/29/20
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Hi Robert, any update here? New legislative sessions are right around the corner and we need to be able to inform our users about timelines here ASAP.



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Jason Rosenbaum

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Jan 4, 2021, 12:41:51 PMJan 4
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Hey folks, any update here? With new legislatures being sworn in imminently, we really need to be able to communicate with our users when this data will be ready.



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Kate McArdle

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Jan 5, 2021, 6:27:40 PMJan 5
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Hi there,

Wanted to add a +1 for an update on this, since Congress has already sworn in and as Jason mentioned, state legislatures either have sworn in or will soon. We also rely on this data and need it updated for our users.

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Kate McArdle
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Hi Jason,
Thanks for reaching out. We anticipate being able to publish something by mid-December. 
Stay tuned! 


On Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 4:44:26 PM UTC-5, Jason Rosenbaum wrote:
Hey folks, it's almost that time again -- time for new representatives to be sworn in!

I believe last time we went through a big update two years ago, Google published a rough timeline spreadsheet of when updates are expected for certain states. Specifically, we're interested in the update of who's in office (removing old folks, adding new ones) and also the update that adds their contact info (email and phone), which historically has come separately.

Is that the plan this time around? Do you know when you'll have the schedule that you can share?

Thanks!

--Jason


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Robert Baskin

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Jan 5, 2021, 9:39:30 PMJan 5
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Hi All,
We are working on posting estimated dates for federal, state, and local by EOW. 
Stay tuned! 


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Jason Rosenbaum

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Jan 8, 2021, 12:09:06 PMJan 8
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Hey folks, checking in on this -- we're getting a ton of requests for this data, and we really need to be able to give folks some kind of timeline.



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George Weiner

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Jan 8, 2021, 12:19:14 PMJan 8
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Would it help if we crowdsourced the update?  
This is pretty simple DB update once the research is done. 

Robert Baskin

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Jan 8, 2021, 1:28:24 PMJan 8
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Hi All!
Thanks for your patience as we work to get everything updated. Below are a few high level updates with more detailed updates to follow. 

-We are looking to push an update on Monday (1/11) which will include all officeholder changes with swearing in through today. This will also include updates to federal level data. 
-We expect state level officeholder updates to be complete by 1/29. 
-Local officeholders will be updated based on the results of the 2020 election cycle beginning in late January through 2/26.
-Contact information will be updated for offices as new information is published by governments through Q1 of 2021, with priority being given to contact information for new federal, statewide, and state legislative officeholders. Contact information will continue to be expanded for local officeholders on a rolling basis throughout the year, with a more detailed schedule available in the coming weeks.

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Jason Rosenbaum

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Thank you Robert, super helpful! If there will eventually be a public link to track progress that would be great, or even updates here to the list of what happened as things go live, that works too!



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Jason Rosenbaum

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Jan 11, 2021, 4:05:20 PMJan 11
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Hey folks, we saw a big update post today, thank you! Any details on specifically which states were posted and if those states are now complete with respect to membership (though we know contact info is coming later)?



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Robert Baskin

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Jan 11, 2021, 4:21:32 PMJan 11
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Hi Jason,
Yes! We pushed the update today as planned from my post from last week. This update includes all officeholder changes with swearing in through 1/8 - for all states. Updates to all federal level data for all states was also part of this release. Most of the newly added office holders contain only basic information, such as name and party - it will take some time to collect contact information, social medial handles, etc and those updates will be pushed on a rolling basis. 

Hope this helps, and please let us know if you have any additional questions. 


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Thank you!



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When will legislators be added who were sworn in from 1/9 and later?

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Jason Rosenbaum

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Jan 19, 2021, 2:31:08 PMJan 19
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Hi folks, wanted to check in here -- are there any more specifics for the rest of the month? We saw the big update last week, and don't believe we've seen much more since then. Just wanted to see if you have expected dates for the next update(s) as we get through the end of the month and work towards the complete updates (minus contact info, as we know).

Thanks!



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Robert Baskin

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Jan 19, 2021, 2:45:45 PMJan 19
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Hi Jason!
We pushed an update on Friday that saw changes (additions or removals) to ~360 officeholders and ~20 offices. 
We are aiming to push another update this week that will have ~150 changed officeholders and 40 changed offices. 

Going forward, we will be looking to continue these weekly updates as new officeholders get sworn in, and more information (contact, etc) becomes available. 


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Great, thank you!



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Robert Baskin

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Jan 20, 2021, 12:42:08 PMJan 20
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Hi all,
Just a quick note that the afore mentioned update for this week is now live. This update includes ~150 changed officeholders and 40 changed offices - including changes at the national level. 

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Jason Rosenbaum

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Jan 28, 2021, 11:16:58 AMJan 28
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Hi Robert, wondering if you have a timeline for when this will be complete (or maybe it already is)? Do you still expect to be fully done and live with all state-level representatives (upper and lower houses) by Monday, Feb 1?


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Jason Rosenbaum

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Feb 1, 2021, 9:55:29 AMFeb 1
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Hi there, checking in again -- are all updates finished as planned for who's in office, down to the state legislative level?



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Jason Rosenbaum

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Feb 2, 2021, 11:00:07 AMFeb 2
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Hey folks, any update?



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Robert Baskin

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Feb 2, 2021, 11:05:05 AMFeb 2
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Hi Jason,
We are working on gathering this - we don't have anything concrete to post just yet other than we are not at 100% completion yet at the state leg level. 
We are aiming to have something more specific to share asap. 
Stay tuned!

Jason Rosenbaum

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Feb 2, 2021, 11:14:09 AMFeb 2
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Thanks Robert! Anxiously awaiting that update!



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Jason Rosenbaum

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Feb 4, 2021, 9:52:39 AMFeb 4
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Hi Robert, we believe we saw an update on the data last night. Was that the final update? Or more to come?



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Feb 5, 2021, 3:32:06 PMFeb 5
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Hi folks, any update here?



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Robert Baskin

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Feb 5, 2021, 3:38:53 PMFeb 5
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Hi Jason,
In general, we will continue to see rolling updates with new/fresh information on a weekly on-going basis. 

As of today, all officeholders have been refreshed at the federal, statewide, and state legislature levels (with the exception of the shuffle of vacancies created by new administration movements etc.). There might be a few more statewide offices that come in over the next few weeks, but those will be in the 'expansion of coverage' bucket rather than 'refresh/update' bucket. 

Hope this helps! 

Jason Rosenbaum

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Feb 5, 2021, 3:42:59 PMFeb 5
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It does indeed, thank you! 

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Jason Rosenbaum

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Feb 5, 2021, 4:09:31 PMFeb 5
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Hi Robert, a few data issues we notice:

SD lower house seems to be missing, requests like this:


Return only the upper house, not lower.

And some NH lower house members also seem to be missing. Example:



David C. Love is not returned with the rest.


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Keshia-Lee

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Feb 9, 2021, 11:12:05 AMFeb 9
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Hi Jason,

Thank you for flagging the issue. Can you drop the details into the following form? 
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Jason Rosenbaum

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Feb 16, 2021, 11:02:14 AMFeb 16
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Hi folks, any update on this? I put them in the form last week/two weeks ago (VT too, which is all messed up) but have not seen any updates.



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Keshia-Lee

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Feb 19, 2021, 1:22:32 PMFeb 19
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Hi Jason,

We're working on getting a new update pushed that will include the corrections to this information.
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