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Alder

Get one relevant political action every day

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Colin Gardiner@colingardiner · VP of Product and Analytics
Super simple and effective. 👌 The customized alerts are a great feature. Would be interesting to be able to set political tendency and get different calls to action.
Tyler Swartz
Maker
@tylerswartz · Product @ Tripping
@colingardiner thanks, those are good ideas!
Tyler Swartz
Maker
@tylerswartz · Product @ Tripping
Hi PHers - I am excited to share my second app with you! Each day, Alder helps you focus on one relevant political action to take that day. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the Trump administration’s attack on our democracy from every angle, I hope Alder helps you stay focused and makes it easy for you to have your voice heard. Before Trump's inauguration, I'll admit that I wasn't politically active and privilege allowed me to be civically unengaged. Civic engagement is necessary for our democracy to work, but it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and disengage. We can make a difference by each doing one simple action every day. Alder will give you a relevant call to action - whether that’s to Tweet, call your senator, sign a petition, attend a protest, or a show support for a non-profit. There is a paragraph or two explaining the issue, and why it’s relevant. If the action is to call your Senator, it will give you the phone numbers of your Senators, and Alder will give you talking points. The daily actions are curated by me based on scouring the news, podcasts, Twitter feeds, etc. Profits from Alder will be donated to Planned Parenthood, ACLU, NAACP, Electronic Frontier Foundation, or The Natural Resource Defense Council. I’m happy to answer any questions you have. Also, please ping me if you have “call to action” ideas to add to the queue!
Chris Messina
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@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
Another straight-forward, useful app from @tylerswartz: "Each day, Alder gives you one relevant political action to take. It’s easy to feel paralyzed with the amount of news coming out of Washington. Alder ensures you stay informed and focused on the most important social issues. It makes it easy for you to have your voice heard through a Tweet, a call to your senator, a signature on a petition, a protest, or a show of support for a non-profit."
Tyler Swartz
Maker
@tylerswartz · Product @ Tripping
@chrismessina thanks for hunting Alder! 😀
Douglas Evaristo@douglasevaristo · Front End
Kunal Bhatia@kunalslab · Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
I like the simple focus of this app - doing one thing per day, week, or month with curated political actions is an effective and sustainable way to get involved. How do the actions get curated?
Tyler Swartz
Maker
@tylerswartz · Product @ Tripping
@kunalslab - Glad to hear you like the simplicity of Alder! Currently I am curating the actions from a variety of news sources, podcasts, twitter, etc. There is so much going on right now it can be hard to keep up, but I've actually found the process of picking one thing to focus on every day to be very calming.