Explains Senator Ebke
[T]he WeVoteProject was created by a number of young folks, as a non-partisan project, designed to bring people closer to their representatives, and to allow them to interact with other citizens, as well as their government. It allows you to log in using whatever email you choose (or via Facebook login), and then you can "verify" your status as a voter in a particular legislative district, follow what your legislator and others are up to, follow particular bills, and even "vote" on those bills. I encourage you to check it out. I'm attached to the system as a legislator, and will check in from time to time to see what people are interested in
WeVote strikes me as an experiment with an upside, and presumably a downside, too. I see it as an opportunity for us voters to become more capable and more responsible principals in the political process, rather than passive consumers of politics.
If we wish politicians to perform well, it is indispensable that we make our contributions to a workable operating environment for them - for instance, in the form of articulating our concerns in ways more informative than mere sloganeering. WeVote might make us experience what politicians experience constantly - the need and difficulty to shape common concerns responsibly in the face of variety of emphasis or outright disagreement.