VoteSF: Reward The Best Ideas Not The Deepest Pockets
By: Murray Edelman, Ph.D.
As I’m sure you know, money gravitates towards political candidates with pro-business policies, making it difficult for champions of transparency and reform to get media exposure and compete with expensive advertising campaigns. VoteSF seeks to alter this flow of money and power with a grassroots approach to spreading information about candidates and issues. It gives a stronger voice to more informed voters by helping them bring out the vote of friends in their Facebook networks.
Right now, we are reaching out to the politically involved, like the readers of Reset San Francisco. We ask you to share your opinions of the candidates: those that you are considering and the ones you have ruled out. You can even rank them and tell us about your strategy.
Your input will be part of a custom guide for your Facebook friends who will be making decisions in the next few weeks. This will motivate the people in your circle to vote because it makes the process more personal and helps make a complicated ballot much easier to navigate. The most liked comments rise to the top, so your thoughts could be displayed prominently on our home page as well, allowing you to reach a wider audience.
VoteSF is independent, nonpartisan and covers all the races on the ballot. As our networks grow, we can be a fertile base of support and turnout for candidates with challenging ideas.
Our site is in the tradition of SF startups – limited resources but big dreams. We are seeking volunteers to help us gain traction in this election and help us take it to other local and state elections. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting involved.
Join us at votesf.com. Together we can select the candidates with the best ideas rather than those with the deepest pockets. Help us go viral and take a step toward resetting the U.S.