WHY - We were tired of getting “catfished” by the candidates and parties we had supported in previous elections, so we started looking at how people choose who they vote for.
What we found is that only about 25% of Americans watch the nightly news and even fewer read print news.
So instead of selecting candidates based on their voting records, resumes, and policy proposals... most people use shortcuts like political party, age, gender, race, charm, and speaking style. (We call these “blind votes”)
WHAT - Our #CandidateMatchmaker is the better shortcut for those of us who don’t have the time or energy to be fully immersed in every election or for those of us looking for a place to start.
With the familiar feel of a dating app, all you need is 4-5 minutes to see who your “political matches” are and who you should “leave on read” at the ballot box. This is the first of many tools we have planned to help voters find a politician they can “bring home to mom”.
Try it here: bit.ly/3clw2RE
WHY WE NEED YOU - Every dollar we raise in this campaign will help 3 more people use the current version of our #CandidateMatchmaker. We are currently capped at 25,000 uses and reaching that quickly. Plus this version of the Matchmaker is just the beginning! With your help we can add state and local races and build it out as a stand-alone app with crazy more functionality and shareability. You can help us add expansion packs of questions to help users get even more precise results, you’ll be helping us add a "learn more function" for every issue, and greatly improve the user experience. We also need your financial support to reach more voters. If you can’t help out financially, NO PROBLEM, you can share us for free right now. So please do! Lastly, the #CandidateMatchmaker isn’t the only tool in our imagined votingsmarter toolbox. We also plan to build our MoneyMatrix, a tool that visually portrays where the money goes in politics, and you'll be surprised! Whoa!!! Imagine if you were in control (think Iron Throne without all the death and destruction -hopefully). If you were in charge of where the money went what would you do? What would happen? With our TradeoffVisualizer (cooler name to come) you'll be able to do just that! You’ll control the levers of government and using predictive economic models (blah blah…boring) you’ll see the outcome of your decisions. With our ConsistencyIndex, we will show you with a simple visual how parties and candidates change positions over time. We have all this and much more planned but we need your help. We know, together, we can change how people choose and fund their candidates for the better and greatly lower the bias, frustration, apathy and dark influence of money in politics. JOIN US!