Imagine Democrats, Republicans, Independents and people of every political ideology working together, productively, on the important issues like healthcare, the economy, and even climate and coming to awesome solutions they all agree to and implement. This happens when dialog and deliberation is applied in small groups, it’s time to make that happen in large scale, quickly, and inexpensively. Let’s build that together.
Undebates, our first online tool, is a web-based system where we send links to candidates inviting them to participate in an asynchronous video Q&A. We then collect the answers from the candidates for each race and connect them together in what looks like a debate - but is more civil. Then, when voters are making their decisions, they can view the Undebates and get to know these people as humans, and quickly make their choice. It’s fully automated so we can deploy it across the country, and we are working with Ballotpedia.org to do that for 2020 elections. See our MVP at https://cc.enciv.org/san-francisco-district-attorney .