YOU DESERVE A
VOICE IN POLITICS

Restoring Civility In Politics

The truth is many of us have the same goals for our country, states and communities.

Although we support different candidates and issues, neighbors and leaders want to develop solutions together.

But how can you afford a voice in politics?

With One Democracy's free non-profit platform.

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One Democracy is a single, unbiased platform for political information and discussion. We’ll give you a voice in the political process regardless of your views.

Local user verification ensures one person, one voice. A departure from traditional social media: Here, money doesn't buy influence.

Our online community brings people together with up-to-date legislation, voter resources, public information, and more.

Engage directly with agencies, committees, and justice information that tends to slip through the cracks of public oversight

Our open-source platform provides full transparency and public oversight for polls, journalism, and custom summaries.

Localized forums & polls establish respectful communication and trust between citizens and leaders.

 

RE-IMAGINE DEMOCRACY

Public access to digital government has become intrinsic to preserve human rights. We protect communities and prepare jurisdictions to participate in the modern age of digital democracy.  

One Democracy provides ease and confidence to interact politically without feeling overwhelmed. Even the most disaffected voters can be inspired to take action.

 

Please take a moment to watch these short (~1.5m) videos on how our tools improve the public process!

 

TOWN HALL 

Sometimes it's hard to make it to the town hall meeting, and even harder to follow-up on the issues afterwards. One Democracy offers tools for citizens and leaders to stay involved in important decision making processes.

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GRASSROOTS ​

Gathering local support for causes through petitions and scattered emails can feel frustrating and ineffective. We give groups the ability to organize quickly and effectively, and create change from the ground up.

JOURNALISM

Nowadays, many concerned citizens don't know where to turn for reliable information. One Democracy amasses journalism from all over, with a user rating system that allows thought leaders to become natural influencers.

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LEADERS 

Properly understanding legislation is key to making informed decisions for the community. Our in-depth surveys and customized summaries help elected officials make positive choices that best serve their constituents.

ELECTIONS 

Have you ever watched a debate during election season and thought to yourself that just maybe, these candidates aren't the most qualified for the job? Thanks to our mobile web app, elections can be at your fingertips.

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CIVIC EDUCATION
& REDISTRICTING
 

The process of gerrymandering creates marginalized communities. One Democracy provides an opportunity to learn and collaborate on redistricting initiatives with regional agencies.

 
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WHERE WE STARTED

While canvasing door-to-door for the 2016 primaries, David (founder, One Democracy) learned that many neighbors favored vastly opposite candidates... but for the same goals!

He realized the need to organize political communication for the common good.

 

When hotly contested polls rattled the country, he was inspired to design a non-profit for transparency and action.

In 2019, By The People was established as a Utah-based nonprofit organization to create the One Democracy platform.

Our vision is to empower underrepresented communities to come together on public issues. We help overcome the friction of money in politics and facilitate direct participation.

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WHO WE ARE

We are a Utah-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called By The People (DBA One Democracy). Our team is from various backgrounds, but we come together in our passion for better communication and accountability. 

 

We still are in the early days of growth, and would love to network with prospective volunteers and board members! 

THE BOARD

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DAVID SCHUTT

Founder/CEO
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SARAH TAMBURELLI
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DALE MEIER

ADVISORS

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ANDREW DEVER
DANNY SHAW

Business Development

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JILL KIRSLING

Financial
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AARON GARNETT
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DARIN MANN

Strategic Alliances

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JENNIFER JESSUP

Product Marketing
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OUR SPONSORS

ELISHA & LYNN WIESEL FOUNDATION

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We reach far across the aisle to support our goal towards accountable leadership and community participation. Please reach out if your organization is interested in sponsoring this important mission!

 

LET'S GET ON THE SAME PAGE

Please consider making a donation to help launch Beta! We hope to release an interactive model for the Utah primaries by March 2022.

We are currently working towards $250K with a $1M push goal.

All donations are 100% tax-deductible (EIN: 84-3519194)

Venmo: @onedemocracy

 

Feel free to contact us with questions about our technology, sustainable business model, and more.

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