Tagged: politics

UK to Require Banks to Notify Direct Lenders When Business Loans Have Been Rejected

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act (SBEEA) has received “Royal Assent” and will be implemented in 3 stages.  Those with the highest impact will be delivered in the final stage, according to the UK Government.  The implementation schedule may be changed following passage of… Read More

Mayday PAC Resurfaces at SXSW as Lawrence Lessig Reveals “Next Steps”

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Lawrence Lessig’s movement to crowdfund political change via his Mayday PAC has been quiet since the last political cycle revealed minimal success in his organization’s attempt to support candidates that back his vision of fundamental political change.  The first attempt is being described as “experimental”. Now Lessig… Read More

The Green Party Quickly Approaches £100,000 Through Crowdfunder UK

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The Green Party has pioneered a new path for British politics by using Crowdfunder to raise money, campaign and bring greater choice to voters in 2015. Over the last three months 64 Green Party parliamentary candidates have used Crowdfunder, gathering the support of over 2,500 backers and… Read More

Mayday PAC Candidate Jim Rubens Loses Primary to Scott Brown

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Mayday PAC, the crowdfunded Super PAC created by Lawrence Lessig, lost a battle for the New Hampshire primary yesterday following significant spending that Mayday staff described as tight race just a few days prior.  The former Senator from Massachusetts Scott Brown, who became a New… Read More

Mayday PAC Aids Rubens Senate Campaign, Polls Show Candidate Closing Gap

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Mayday PAC has paid for and released a television and radio ad with former New Hampshire Senator Gordon Humphrey, a 2 term US Senate Republican, endorsing the Maday selected candidate Jim Rubens.  The final weeks of the New Hampshire Senate campaign show a rapid improvement… Read More

Gil Fulbright’s Honest Politician Crowdfunding Campaign Closes Over $114,000 on Indiegogo

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Ready to put an end to political corruption in the state of Kentucky, Gil Fulbright launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo last month for his new project called The Honest Politician. Within a few hours of its debut on the crowdfunding giant’s platform, the campaign reached… Read More

Gil Fulbright -Fake Candidate for Senate Has Raised Over $72,000 on Indiegogo

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Most politicians are ineffective narcissists with a single objective of maintaining their position in public office while accomplishing as little as possible.  Yes I admit I hold our elected class in low regard but after working with them in our nations capital for a few… Read More

MayOne, “SuperPAC to End All SuperPACs” Breaks $1 Million

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In less than two weeks of their self-crowdfunding campaign, MayOne has surpassed the $1 million amount raised by thousands of supporters.  Capitalizing on the profound frustration of many with the endemic problems intrinsic to the US political process, the project has easily raised this amount… Read More

Kickstarter Continues To Get Flak For “Censoring” Pro-Life Projects, But Is It Warranted?

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Kickstarter made headlines recently for what boils down to a disagreement between Kickstarter’s in-house curators and filmmakers producing a documentary about Dr. Kermit Gosnell. For those seeking more details, we broke down the situation in an earlier article. Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler has since rebutted… Read More

“Bills And Brews” Funded On Kickstarter, Will Interview American Politicians Over A Beer

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Bills and Brews is a new web series that aims to humanize American politicians by interviewing them in an interesting scenario, that being over a glass of beer from American craft breweries. It’s been widely-publicized that the craft brewing industry is taking off here in… Read More

Ai Weiwei Secretly Shot A Sci-Fi Film And It’s Funding On Kickstarter

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Chinese artist and cultural activist Ai Weiwei is at the center of a currently-running Kickstarter campaign seeking funding for an upcoming sci-fi film. Shot in secret, The Sand Storm has already met a goal of $33,000 and seems set to eclipse that by orders of… Read More

Indiegogo Campaign Seeks Funding For Satanic Monument Alongside Ten Commandments At Oklahoma Capitol

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The separation of church and state is a contentious topic here in the United States, and a crowdfunding campaign launched by a spokesperson for the Satanic Temple seeks to prove a point by crowdfunding a monument to go alongside an existing Ten Commandments monument in… Read More

Crowdsourcing + Crowdfunding Lobbying Platform iLobby Unveils Beta Site

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Menlo Park, California based iLobby has released a beta version of its grassroots-lobbying platform. The site describes their application as a  “Political Persuasion Platform”.   Founded in 2012, the site intends on catering to small businesses and trade associations. It offers an open community debate… Read More

WATCH: “Citizen Koch” Approaches 200% Of Goal On Kickstarter

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A documentary about the interplay of private funds and politics is approaching $150,000 in funding, which would double the original goal of $75,000. We first reported on Citizen Koch earlier this month when the campaign had just surpassed the stated goal. Kickstarter has stepped in as a… Read More

Crowdtilt, Crowdfunding Take Center Stage For Political Campaign

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Bryan Parker has launched a campaign on CrowdTilt, appropriately entitled “Tilting Oakland Forward,” to seek funding for his 2014 campaign for Mayor of the city of Oakland. This may be just the beginning of a long, wonderful relationship between crowdfunding platforms and political campaigns. Parker… Read More

Thiel fellow James Schuler plans crowdfunding platform

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The $100,000 Thiel Foundation fellowship James Schuler just won allows young entrepreneurs to drop out of college to pursue their business ideas – except he never got there in the first place. Before graduating from Byram Hills High School in Armonk, N.Y., last year, the… Read More