Recently OurSociety members have been volunteering at my local High School to have discussions with students about the role of voting in our society. These discussions begin by talking about why people do not vote, making a list on the board. Then we ask. “What would need to change for people to vote?” and make an opposing list. My experiences have led me to understand that voting and civic engagement are especially relevant to the
At its core, OurSociety is both a Free and Open Election Campaign Platform and a social movement. Our purpose is to empower more people than ever before to become involved in their communities and beyond. Because OurSociety is a collective social project, we want to be sure we are as transparent as possible with our planning and process. Below you will find our Roadmap for the Free and Open Election Campaign platform. This details the
The 2018 Congressional elections are well underway in New Jersey; candidates are campaigning locally, buying up Facebook advertisements, and sharing their vision of a better future with their potential constituents. This year we can observe numerous candidates running for office who exist outside of the traditional Democratic and Republican machines. New ideas, new visions for the future, and fresh faces entering the landscape to provide alternative pathways forward in a system that typically offers no
The Democratic Republic established in the United States was a revolutionary concept of what the human experience could be at the present state in time. A nation comprised of smaller sub-nations (states) each acting as a laboratory of experimentation for different ways of being in accordance with the desires and needs of their constituents. Elected representatives would meet together to work on policies, programs, and legislation that would help to further the interests of the
U.S. Politics are systemically flawed due to the amount of capital needed to run for public office.
The first OurSociety experiment is a free platform for candidates running for office that empowers individuals from all economic classes to have a voice. While other campaign platforms exist, they are private, for-profit firms that focus on helping candidates raise funding. At OurSociety we believe that there is a better way. A not-for-profit campaign platform that is focused