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Get Democracy – Reveal the politicians that vote against you

Put the power of government oversight in your hands. Our technology will reveal the politicians that vote with and against you.

Get Democracy – Reveal the politicians that vote against you

Put the power of government oversight in your hands. Our technology will reveal the politicians that vote with and against you.

$1,844
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
87
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 3 2014 10:56 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 3, 2014

About

What is Get Democracy?

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Get Democracy is an app that lets you directly add your vote to the US lawmaking process and be alerted when elected officials vote with or against you. Our technology will keep you informed and help you hold lawmakers accountable for the votes they cast.

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How does Get Democracy work?

Get Democracy will ask you to vote on the same bills elected officials do. We then notify you when the elected officials you track vote with or against you. In addition, Get Democracy will track votes over time and make it easy for you to see the percentage of times your elected officials vote with or against both you and the rest of your elected officials' constituents. Watch the video above for more details.

Why Get Democracy?

We want to make a difference by radically enhancing transparency in government and making your elected officials accountable to you, the voter. Get Democracy leverages technology to give you and your friends a tool to let your voice be heard and turn things around. We're making politics easier, more straightforward and more productive for the individual citizen. It was your vote that put your elected officials in office. They are paid through your taxes. You're their boss! Don't you think they should be held accountable to look after your best interests? We do!

We also feel Get Democracy will help you measure the words of your elected officials against their actions in a time where some report that our elected officials vote against us up to 90% of the time. Read more here.

 

Who is Get Democracy?

Get Democracy is made up of Jason, JD, and Troy. We have a combined 50+ years experience in the technology space. We're from Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. We are creating Get Democracy to positively disrupt government with more transparency and direct one-to-one involvement of citizens with their elected officials. Our goal is to inspire more people to be involved in decisions that impact their lives in a time where many feel they don't have a say in those decisions.

Why KickStarter?

KickStarter is a great way to build something meant for the individual citizen because it asks you to contribute to the creation process by offering your support and feedback. We want you involved in the process.

What's our timeline?

Our goal is to complete the first version of Get Democracy within the first four months of funding our KickStarter campaign. We've already begun work on the APIs and building out portions of our backend.

Why $50,000?

We're raising $50,000. $20,000 will go to completing our backend, APIs, and our iOS App. $15,000 will go towards building our Android App. $9,000 will go towards building our responsive designed mobile and desktop compatible website. $5,000 will be put towards your rewards and KickStarter (5%) and Amazon Payments (3-5% from your pledges) transaction fees. $1,000 will go towards additional hosting/maintenance of our technology and minor marketing costs. 

We want to make Get Democracy available to as many citizens as soon as possible. This is why we plan to launch with both app and web versions.

Does Get Democracy belong to a political party?

No. Get Democracy is not affiliated with any political party. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, Non Affiliated, etc. you can use Get Democracy to gain transparency and accountability to the legislative process.

What happens if we fail to meet our fundraising goal?

We want to change the way we participate in government and hold our elected officials accountable. This cannot happen without your support.

Thank you for your support.

Thank you for taking the time to learn what we're about and funding and sharing our KickStarter with friends and family.

More About Us

This app reveals the politicians who are voting against you
by The Daily Dot

Get Democracy is an app that can help you 'change' the world
by Digital Journal

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Risks and challenges

The good news is that our three person team has 50+ years combined experience in the space handling challenges of all sizes and we've worked together on other projects for many years. Nevertheless, with any venture unforeseen risks are inevitable and we realize that. Once the project is funded there could be delays in production time and/or changes in the technology, human resources and data sources required.

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    Your picture, name and Twitter handle will exclusively appear in front of the entire Get Democracy community for 12 consecutive hours on the Launch screens of their Get Democracy Apps and you will receive a Limited Edition Numbered Print (selected from prints numbered 7 - 11) of the first page of the Get Democracy iOS app wireframes (blueprint for the iOS app) signed by our founders. Plus, you’ll get all the rewards of $50.

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    Your picture, name and Twitter handle will exclusively appear in front of the entire Get Democracy community for 24 consecutive hours on the Launch screens of their Get Democracy Apps and you will receive a Limited Edition Numbered Print (selected from prints numbered 5 - 6) of the first page of the Get Democracy iOS app wireframes (blueprint for the iOS app) signed by our founders. Plus, you’ll get all the rewards of $50.

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    You will receive a Limited Edition Numbered Print (selected from prints numbered 3 - 4) of the first page of the Get Democracy iOS app wireframes (blueprint for the iOS app) signed by our founders and your picture, name and Twitter handle will exclusively appear in front of the entire Get Democracy community for one week on the Launch screens of their Get Democracy Apps. Plus, you’ll get all the rewards of $50.

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    Your picture, name and Twitter handle will exclusively appear in front of the entire Get Democracy community during election day 2016 on the Launch screens of their Get Democracy Apps. You will receive a Limited Edition Numbered Print (print #2) of the first page of the Get Democracy iOS app wireframes (blueprint for the iOS app) signed by our founders. Plus, you’ll get all the rewards of $50.

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