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Purple Politics

Organized by: Rebecca Harrison

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Purple Politics is an interactive news platform that makes it easy for millennials to be informed, and engaged in the political process. We combine digital media with civic technology to transform our generation from a community of bystanders to an informed, participatory electorate. We do this through three steps: Inform, discuss and act.

To inform we produce a daily email newsletter that breaks down one news topic to make it easy to understand. In the future we will produce in-depth multimedia explainers on different topics that make complex topics easy to digest, provide the necessary context to fully understand and issue and present all sides of the arguments surrounding that issue so that our audience can make their own fully informed opinion.

To encourage discussion we are developing a new annotation tool that will allow our users to submit comments and opinions within our explainers and tag friends in them to draw others into the discussion.

Millennials are highly unengaged and disillusioned with the democratic process. We don't feel like we can make an impact anymore through casting a ballot once every couple of years. At Purple Politics, we're developing new civic technology that will connect you to real time democratic information (votes, bills, supreme court opinions, etc) related to the article you're reading and customized to your representatives. Within that tool will be new ways for our audience to act on that information.


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Rebecca Harrison

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