2016 is an election year in the U.S., and there’s no shortage of issues on the table. For those interested in doing more for the democratic process than simply casting a vote, Brigade wants to help.
Started by Napster cofounder Sean Parker, Brigade has a platform that encourages civic action and empowers users to seek reform. In October, the company unveiled interactive ballot guides in San Francisco and in Manchester, N.H. to educate voters about ballot initiatives and candidates and to show users which of their friends had similar views or were supporting a particular cause, issue, or person.
As we approach the general election in November, it will be interesting to see how Brigade can mobilize armies of citizens to get out to vote.