Our mission at Votergy is to strengthen American democracy by getting young voters of all backgrounds to the polls. As we were thinking longer term about how to talk to our young children about voting, we realized that there were no great resources out there. So we wrote one ourselves! Voting With a Porpoise is a […]Read More Voting With a Porpoise Hits the Shelves!
When we started thinking about and researching the decline in voting rates, we ran into some pretty interesting trends that could meaningfully motivate more people to participate in our democracy: First, people get super energized when events happen (like deportation events, mass shootings) that emotionally resonate with them. But that energy tends to fade over […]Read More Introducing SaysWe, the Social Pledge-to-Vote App
Voting in the United States is often a painful process. Even in states like Colorado, California and Minnesota where voting is relatively easy, voters need to get registered, find time to get to the polling place or fill out a mail-in ballot, and often wait in long lines at the poll itself to cast their […]Read More Top Ten Reasons for Young Americans to Vote
When I left LinkedIn to take time off, I began thinking about where to focus my civic energies to help reboot the US political system. I decided to spend time focusing on increasing our voting rates with the belief that higher voting rates will solve most of our political ills. I became especially interested in youth […]Read More Why I joined the board of Rock the Vote
In my last post, I described how to talk politics to people who disagree with you: 1) tell compelling stories that 2) invoke at least one important morality and 3) talk to existing intuitions to open the user up to hearing more. In this post, I’m using those learnings to create a narrative advocating for […]Read More Reducing Violent Crime Through Smart Environmental Policy