Saturday, August 11, 2018

August 2018 Voting Systems Meetup


  • John, Colleen, Scott, Eric, Tom 
  • John raised money for Govurn
  • Actions
    • Research feasibility of 'Make voting a holiday'
    • Wherever voting suppression exists, defeat it
    • Make a poll on Loomio and share in Slack
    • Introduce Todd Goerke to John about blockchain
    • Reach out to Barbra's list of people
    • Watch Pinion video
    • John and Scott talk
    • Eric talk to Scott about how he can help
    • Eric talk to John about lobbying Olympia about self sovereign and blockchain
    • Scott send us videos and links
  • Charter
    • Values
      • Non-partisan
      • Action-oriented
      • Future focused
      • Affiliation/Community
      • Exploration/Experimentation
    • Scope
      • Preference of local.  State max.
    • Goal(s)
      • Explore civic engagement and how that informs the betterment of our voting systems 
      • Test things like voting on a holiday
  • Agenda
    • Friendly national orgs, local orgs
    • Headwind
    • IE info
    • Indivisible info
    • Our identity and purpose (scope, type), mission, vision, values
    • PESTLE framework
    • Upward and downward communications
    • Younger generation
  • Scott seeking help on his startup, Pinion.  Cool social voting sentiment app.
  • Scott helping with Board Election for the R Chain Co-Op
    • Proof of Stake
    • Decentralized consensus building
  • Drivers of not voting
    • Fun
    • Correlation
    • Shame for not voting
    • Get people to care, engage and feel agency up front
    • Requirements to be approved to vote
    • Only the elected officials can change the election system
  • Strategy ideas for Pinion
    • Start with kids voting for celebrities
  • Buzzwords, etc.
    • Self sovereign identity link
    • Prediction market link
  • Scott financing plan
    • Crowdfunding campaign
    • User owned and driven company
    • Equity crowd funding link
  • Methods
    • Direct Democracy vs. Representative Democracy
    • Representative aspect missing now
    • Ranked Choice Voting - John for
  • Orgs
    • change.org - petitions
  • Political media industrial complex
  • 2020 election
    • Oprah vs. Trump
  • Tom
    • Have the population enjoy the process of voting

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