Forest Handford, VoteSquared.org, (skills willing to share: Web Development, Ruby, Public Speaking, social media)
Below is the emerging list of projects that will be pitched during Saturday morning of the Hackathon. Notes will be taken here live during pitches. If you would like to spin up documentation before the day of the hackathon, please create new pages for your projects by select-all/copy-pasting this template: Template: Project
A unified news outlet and think tank for the campaign finance reform movement.
Matt CWhat question(s) is this project is trying to answer?
Brian BDespite polling that shows that the role of money in politics is "important" or "very important to >95% of the people, it is rarely covered in the media. Furthermore, various reform groups all have multiple PR campaigns but no consolidated place to talk about them, while opponents of reform fund think tanks, "journalists", and "news" organizations.
Radio Republic Regained is a think tank and media network dedicated to understanding politics and national events from a "Follow the Money" point of view.
It is a unified news outlet for the campaign finance reform movement, and will fund and promote top thinkers and columnists who can contribute credibly on this issue.
It will produce video podcasts, blog posts, documentaries, a monthly or bi-monthly magazine (online & print-on-demand) and publish books.
It will startup funds by crowdfunding, but run as a self-sustaining for-profit business after that.