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Yes We Will: Simplifying civic engagement & personalized political reporting

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The presentation lays out our vision to streamline civic engagement and enable personalized political reporting, and shares examples of what we've built so far.

If you're interested in seeing what the future of political reporting looks like, take a few moments to review.

The presentation lays out our vision to streamline civic engagement and enable personalized political reporting, and shares examples of what we've built so far.

If you're interested in seeing what the future of political reporting looks like, take a few moments to review.

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Yes We Will: Simplifying civic engagement & personalized political reporting

  1. 1. Find. Follow. Engage. Helping news organizations provide personalized political reporting and increased civic engagement.
  2. 2. YesWeWill brings journalism & democracy into the 21st century Kevin@MyRepresentatives.com 2 MyRepresentatives Provides personalized political-reporting & civic-engagement solutions to news organizations YesWeWill Makes it easy for voters, politicians, governments and advocacy groups to connect with each other It features
  3. 3. Kevin@MyRepresentatives.com 3 MyRepresentatives Provides personalized political-reporting & civic-engagement solutions to news organizations YesWeWill Makes it easy for voters, politicians, governments and advocacy groups to connect with each other
  4. 4. 4 Today, news organizations disempower and confuse their audience by not providing personalized political information – and the decline of local news has made the problem even worse! Representative District A Representative District B Representative District C Representative District D Congress to vote on XX A bipartisan group of representatives agreed to … Traditional model fails to answer • Who/which are my elected officials? • What do my elected officials say about the issue, and how do they plan to vote? • How can I give them feedback to potentially influence their vote? Rep District A Position Rep District B Position Rep District C Position Rep District D Position
  5. 5. 5 Today, news organizations disempower and confuse their audience by not providing personalized political information – and the decline of local news has made the problem even worse! Our vision is to end the frustration by enabling personalized reporting and making it easy for audiences to instantly engage with their elected officials
  6. 6. Phase 1: Enable news organizations to launch the MyReps application right from their site so users can easily find and give feedback to their elected officials just by embedding a Twitter-like button. Kevin@MyRepresentatives.com 6
  7. 7. Phase 2: Deliver personalized political insights so your audience can see where their elected officials stand on key issues & give them feedback from right within the news site Future Kevin@MyRepresentatives.com 7
  8. 8. 66 Cooper St, Memphis Submit 2. Enter your address to find your elected officials and give them feedback. 3. Share your feelings and ideas about this story with them. 4. Enter your email Send While I think the Crosstown project is a wonderful project, I don’t think the County should have invested $5M in it. Sincerely, Joe Constituent The FOX News Feedback Tracker Phase 3: Aggregate, analyze & display feedback by political district to increase understanding of what voters really think Kevin@MyRepresentatives.com 8
  9. 9. YesWeWill brings democracy into the 21st century Kevin@MyRepresentatives.com 9 MyRepresentatives Provides personalized political-reporting & civic-engagement solutions to news organizations YesWeWill Makes it easy for voters, politicians, governments and advocacy groups to connect with each other
  10. 10. Voter A 10 Today, it’s difficult for voters to connect with candidates, advocacy orgs and governments and vice versa • There is no single place voters can go to easily connect with all of their aligned candidates • Candidates, advocacy orgs and governments struggle to find & engage voters Congressional Representative State Senator State Assemblyman County Mayor County Council Etc US Senator ? Voter A Voter B Voter C Voter D Voter E Voter D Voter E Candidate 1 ?
  11. 11. 11 YesWeWill! provides a single place for voters, politicians, advocacy orgs and government agencies to connect.
  12. 12. 12 YesWeWill enables users to subscribe to updates based on their address, interest and political district Subscribe to updates from:  Elected officials  Candidates  Government Agencies  Advocacy Organizations Subscribe Enter email address • Instead of the voter having to search for information about the candidates in 2022 or 2024, they will receive information about their aligned candidates automagically Enter your address to find and subscribe to updates from your aligned candidates, elected officials, government agencies, and organizations you care about.
  13. 13. 13 YesWeWill enables politicians, government agencies & advocacy organizations to send updates to their specific constituents Enter subject line Attend our online Townhall on October 21st at 7 p.m. Enter message body Dear Janet, I hope you are able to make it to our online townhall on October 21st at 7 p.m. I’ll be there to answer all your questions about the topics you care about. Sincerely, Josefina Cho Your Congressional Democratic Candidate • The candidate and local party organizations instantly get a low-cost way to connect with voters with very little effort. • As the number of subscribers grow, the value of the site will grow as well for candidates, et al We will automatically route the email to candidate, elected official or organization’s aligned constituents, enabling the delivery of precisely targeted messaging with virtually zero prep work by the senders
  14. 14. 14 So what have we already done?
  15. 15. 15 In October 2020 we enabled Shelby County voters to find all of their candidates just by entering their address
  16. 16. 16 In addition to offering links to the candidates, we pioneered using political districts to serve up articles from local media
  17. 17. 17 Currently, YesWeWill enables all US voters to find their elected officials anywhere in the United States
  18. 18. 18 To date all the work has been done by an amazing team of volunteers, working weekends, weeknights & early mornings Richard Sims CTO Joshua Myers Developer Chandraleka Cobb Graphic Designer Currently in process of conducting customer discovery and exploring partnership and monetization opportunities as we determine our strategy moving forward Kevin Mireles CEO

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  • Agenda
    The problem
    Competition
    Potential opportunity
    Financing needs
  • How did they vote on the issue in the past?
    How does their stance align with other organizations I support?
  • How did they vote on the issue in the past?
    How does their stance align with other organizations I support?
  • leverage its existing data that single point of integration into many services and multiple service providers.

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