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Occupy The System

MicroBills will allow citizens to crowd source rough drafts of legislation for other users to submit to their politicians.

Occupy The System

MicroBills will allow citizens to crowd source rough drafts of legislation for other users to submit to their politicians.

$6,398
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
86
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 29 2014 11:51 PM UTC +00:00

About

OccupyTheSystem.Org is a website where people can go to learn about the legislative system, and participate in discussions with other users. We are working to create a community where fact-based political discussions can lead to citizens working together to create solutions to complex problems.

We understand that discussion alone won't lead to action, so we are working to create tools that will translate the discussions within these communities into real action. The first tool we are looking to build is MicroBills.

MicroBills

MicroBills will allow users to form sub-communities that can then crowd-source rough drafts of legislation to present to their elected representatives. Members of each sub-community will be able to submit text to the MicroBill, as well as vote on text submitted by other members. Once a MicroBill is published it can be sent by any user to their elected representative, or adopted by other sub-communities to amend. 

How is OccupyTheSystem different?

Our site is committed to avoiding political bias wherever possible and that means keeping our site ad free. Support for our site will be completely user driven and our funding will always be concerned with keeping as many essential tools as we can available to the public for free.

Launch Party

We were joined by many throughout the local community for our launch party hosted by RVA Event Space to kick off this campaign. Here are some pictures from that event.

Guests got a chance to see a preview of the video just before we launched the Kickstarter
Guests got a chance to see a preview of the video just before we launched the Kickstarter
Website creator Joseph Hinton thanking all of the people who worked to make the launch party happen.
Website creator Joseph Hinton thanking all of the people who worked to make the launch party happen.

Risks and challenges

As the project grows, server needs will grow too. The site has been built with this growth in mind, and can be scaled up easily for this reason.

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    Receive a member account on OccupyTheSystem.Org that will allow you to beta test MicroBills and access to member boards.

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    Receive a member account, access to members boards, first look access for new site features, and the ability to take part in development discussion that will help shape the functions of the site.

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    Receive an OccupyTheSystem.Org T-Shirt and Sticker, as well as the rewards for the $25 tier.

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    Participate in a google hangout with the team, where you can have your input on MicroBills before they are developed.

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Funding period

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