Pluribus Brings Together 14 Projects Reconnecting Political Campaigns with the Public
Posted on: April 20, 2016
On April 5, The Pluribus Project announced a portfolio of Political Game Changers to tackle some of the biggest problems facing our democracy. A nonpartisan special initiative with the Aspen Institute, Pluribus works to develop new ways to move political campaigns beyond big money and extreme ideologies to win campaigns and become more responsive to broad public interests.
More than 120 teams submitted proposals in response to an open call; 14 teams were selected to present their pitches during a summit in New York City on March 21. The presenters come from across the political spectrum, including entrepreneurs, student activists, labor organizers, researchers, and veteran campaigners.
The projects, which aim to lay the groundwork for changing the way that the next political campaigns are waged and won, fall under three categories: leveraging people power, winning the (future) media war, and engaging interested bystanders.
All 14 projects will receive initial funding from Pluribus, which is also mobilizing additional support for the projects, including involving the public through a month-long crowdfunded campaign on Indiegogo.