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Political Purchasing Power

Goods Unite Us Inc.

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.7 • 17.6K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

Americans inadvertently donate 3X more to politicians and PACs through their purchases than they donate on purpose. Let's change that!

Goods Unite Us is a women-led, Madison-Wisconsin based company with a well-established track-record of providing accurate data.

Enter a company or brand name. And we’ll tell you what we know about the political donations made by the organization and its senior employees.

Corporations earn profits off of your everyday purchases, and some of those profits are donated to politicians and causes you might not agree with. Most of us are unaware of this because that information hasn't been readily available. Until now.

Last, but certainly not least, we recently added a Politicians feature. This allows you to easily look up your favorite politician and instantly see the companies that support him or her!

What Users Are Saying

“Perfect for EVERYONE.”
Jordanschnee, iTunes review

“Right or left, this app provides intel…now I can better control the flow. Awesome!”
Mcmanus, iTunes review

“Love the app!”
Kim Doan, Facebook

“Excellent! Great way to make sure my money isn’t going towards the communist left!”
Aaharp1981, iTunes review

What The News Has Been Saying

“Goods Unite Us, a startup based in Madison, WI, is seeking to inform consumers
about the political leanings of corporations they buy products from.”
Jeff Buchanan, Xconomy

“One startup out of Wisconsin hopes to make our ethical purchasing decisions a little easier
by creating an app that gives full transparency towards corporations’ political donations.”
Sam Guia, Techli

“Users can search from a database of 3,000 entities on the app and see a company’s Goods Unite Us score. . . . The scorebreakdown shows the percentage of donations to each party and contribution level, assessed by dollar cutoffs.”
Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Though the company says it doesn’t keep track of how its shoppers vote, Patagonia donates overwhelmingly to Democrats, according to Goods Unite Us, an app that shows consumers where their favorite companies’ political allegiances lie.”
Alexandra Mondelak, YahooNews

How We Vet The Political Donations

Our team has spent thousands of hours vetting companies’ political donations with the tools available to us, and we’ll continue refining our data to ensure our results are as accurate as possible. So far, we’ve focused on organizations’ spending in federal elections, and our next step will be to vet state expenditures.

Our privacy policy is located here: https://www.goodsuniteus.com/privacy-policy
Our Terms of Service is located here: https://www.goodsuniteus.com/terms-of-service

What’s New

Version 2.7.22

Fixed issue with Debates

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
17.6K Ratings

17.6K Ratings

jessgadow ,

Everything I needed that I didn’t know I needed!

This app is so well done! I found myself in a rabbit hole constantly online trying to figure out who and what companies fund specific candidates and policies. I’m so happy that someone has developed this app. It’s so well organized and also so eye opening. I like how it caters to all parties, and mostly the quiz that gives you an overall sighting of where your spending your money. And then it gets even better when they breakdown alternatives to get you on track to putting money in the companies that contribute to the candidates and polices you believe in.

Liloluv123 ,

Good App, One Concern

I truly appreciate the work that has went into investigating companies and their contributions to political parties. I like being able to view this all in one place. However, I am concerned as to why companies whose political contributions are “Moderate”, yet they contribute mostly to Republican candidates, are given a negative score regarding Campaign Finance Reform, yet those with “Moderate” contributions on the Democrat side seem to be given positive scores. I’ve seen this across all levels of Contribution Levels, and it remains the same for those who contribute mostly Republican- they receive a negative score, while others are given positive scores. Perhaps I’m not reading something correctly, but this does concern me, as I don’t see how Campaign Finance Reform is more negatively affected by a company contributing the same amount towards campaigns, with the only difference seemingly being their political leanings.

JefferyT51 ,

Good idea on paper

This seems like a good idea, but this needs a lot more transparency into the actual data to back up their claims in this app. So far it seems like an unknown entity submitting information based on unknown sources. Not exactly the most trustworthy source. With more transparency I might be more inclined to use this app, but for all I know it could be extremely biased in one way or another. Personally I like to see the cold hard data and form my own opinion from that. The debate section seems like a decent idea and fine for refining opinions, but the actual data this app presents has no transparency to track it down to its source. That much really concerns me. In any case, it may be fine— but take the information with a grain of salt and use at your own risk.

Developer Response ,

We take the accuracy of our data very seriously. All of our data comes from the Federal Election Commission and other publicly available sources. You can read more about our data collection in the About Us section of the App or at the blog post below. If at any time you think we have reported data incorrectly, please email us and let us know. Thanks.

https://www.goodsuniteus.com/2018/09/29/where-do-we-get-our-data/

App Privacy

The developer, Goods Unite Us Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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