ChangeRoots

Reward and punish politicians with quarters

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ChangeRoots is a political, social news feed where you can reward or punish politicians for their actions.

Reviews
  • Pros: 

    Easy to use, fun way to stay fresh on politics, low monetary commitment

    Cons: 

    N/a n/a

    Awesome new application!

    Sunny Cobb has used this product for one month.
  • Pros: 

    Easy to stay tuned in to politics and contribute at a manageable level

    Cons: 

    Only a few posts a day

    Would like to see a few more posts per day but know there is a tough balance between too many and too few

    Peter Benziger has used this product for one week.
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Aaron  O'Leary
Aaron O'Leary@aaronoleary · Community @producthunt. Chef.
This is so interesting, what made you think of this?
Christian Cobb
Christian CobbMaker@christian_cobb · CoFounder of ChangeRoots
@aaronoleary Hi Aaron! The original idea was a button that would support the issue at the bottom of an article that got you riled up. 16 months later of iteration, here we are. Inspiration came from the political voltage that is unavoidable in our country right now. Methods of political engagement (marching, calling congressmen, petitions, social media) seem impotent, and aren't making people feel like they can make a difference. ChangeRoots is intended to capture that voltage to align incentives with what the people want and combat big money influences by simplifying fundraising. Plus it's actually fun. I'm the UX guy with no real political background, and I've been loving it.
Christian Cobb
Christian CobbMaker@christian_cobb · CoFounder of ChangeRoots
Hey guys, we're really excited about the feedback we've been getting on ChangeRoots. We think we can help align incentives to disrupt and repair democracy. Let me know if you have any questions.
Jenna Leigh
Jenna Leigh@jenna_leigh
Easy way to stay up to date with politics and make informed contributions. Website also has a cool look!
Shanna Helf
Shanna Helf@shanna_helf
I am loving getting emails from ChangeRoots, especially during this election. I have started to notice positions I have in common with representatives and candidates across parties. Definitely has the potential to increase awareness and empathy in the political layperson (AKA, me)!
Christian Cobb
Christian CobbMaker@christian_cobb · CoFounder of ChangeRoots
Heard that @shanna_helf! We love that that's what you're seeing. We envision a post-partisan democracy built on win-win solutions. We make an effort to make the feed accessible to political newbies (AKA you and me), but still interesting people who keep politics part of their routine. That way, one day we can chop it up with the best of 'em.
Ken G. Barton
Ken G. Barton@minnotank_k · Pitch your tech startup to investors
Hey there @christian_cobb What an awesome company. Are you looking to raise capital? We would love to see you on http://www.minnotank.com if you want to connect with investors. Let me know what you think!