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We The Lobby uses crowdfunding to lobby for non-corporate causes [Daily Freeware]

During the last few months, and especially in recent weeks there has been a lot of talk about SOPA and PIPA. Thankfully these bills, which had the potential to destroy the open internet as we know it, have been shelved. Of course, that doesn’t mean that they won’t be brought up again at a later time. What’s sad is that when you look behind these proposed pieces of legislature, you find little more than a group of lobbyists funded by large corporations. So how do everyday people fight this? By banding together and lobbying as a collective group.

A site called We The Lobby has cropped up in hopes to combat corporate lobbying. The idea is to use crowdfunding to receive representation for various causes. Think of it as Kickstarter for lobbying. Someone proposes a cause that they believe needs a voice, and they set an amount needed. People pledge to back it, and if enough backers are found, they will partner with another lobbying group with a similar interest, and fight for your cause. It’s definitely an interesting idea, and worth checking out.

We The Lobby uses crowdfunding to lobby for non-corporate causes

During the last few months, and especially in recent weeks there has been a lot of talk about SOPA and PIPA. Thankfully these bills, which had the potential to destroy the open internet as we know it, have been shelved. Of course, that doesn’t mean that they won’t be brought up again at a later time. What’s sad is that when you look behind these proposed pieces of legislature, you find little more than a group of lobbyists funded by large corporations. So how do everyday people fight this? By banding together and lobbying as a collective group.

A site called We The Lobby has cropped up in hopes to combat corporate lobbying. The idea is to use crowdfunding to receive representation for various causes. Think of it as Kickstarter for lobbying. Someone proposes a cause that they believe needs a voice, and they set an amount needed. People pledge to back it, and if enough backers are found, they will partner with another lobbying group with a similar interest, and fight for your cause. It’s definitely an interesting idea, and worth checking out.
http://www.wethelobby.com/

Scott – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • Doug

    i guess it didn't work because i just went to the site and the domain is now parked.

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