Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 9, 2011, 6:47 p.m. EST by LobbyDemocracy
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Thank you for your attention.
I appreciate Occupy Wall Street and think they have done an invaluable service by bringing the issues of the 99% back to the forefront. I hope that they will continue to stand up for the rights of the majority. I do have some concerns, however, in bringing the majority into the movement. Our country is full of busy lives. People spend their days working to help provide the necessities and luxuries of life. At night, they tend to the needs of their friends and families. This schedule does not leave a lot of time for civil disobedience. We need to find a way to incorporate the thoughts, desires, and perspectives of everyday working Americans into this movement to be able to claim that it really supports the 99%.
I am working on a project that I hope will do just that. I have founded a lobbying organization to represent the interests of the majority. I believe that it will help give the majority the voice that they need to truly foment change. Not only will it provide the leverage that we need, it will do so in a manner that is not labor intensive for our members. All our members will have to do is stop by our organization, read whatever information interests them on the issues, and fill out a couple of polls on where they stand on the issues. We will process this data and tackle any issue that reaches 65% support or opposition among our members.
When we take up an issue, we will look district by district and write every representative whose members also supported the issue at 65%. Our elected leaders will have the opportunity to write back to their constituents. We will help connect the constituency and their elected leaders.
We will also be securely maintaining everyone's polling data. This means that come election time, you can check in with the site and it will tell you the percentage of time that your elected leader backed your agenda. This tracking will not only help our members come election time, but also give us leverage between elections. If we can make it clear to our elected leaders that they will not be reelected if they ignore the interests of their constituents, they will begin to listen.
If you are interested, please visit www.lobbydemocracy.com and see for yourself. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to leave them here.