aaronsw memorial income equality action site

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James Salsman

Jan 20, 2013, 3:21:44 PM1/20/13
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I'm setting up a project in Aaron's memory for higher-volume,
lower-overhead actions by citizens willing to make a phone call to
congress on a specific income equality issue every two weeks, record
the staffer's name and willingness to issue a response on specific
questions, follow up with a free faxzero.com fax, and then get
prompted in email to either record the response in a public database
or follow up with another phone call. So it will be like Demand
Progress, but with much more frequent, focused, and persistent

There is already a little donation money to spend on python
programmer(s) willing to help out, and the prospects of much more
because we won't be comping travel expenses out of donations, or have
any more leadership than a vetted group selecting pending bills and
issues to call about. Everything will be open source and we'll have
some docs for other orgs who want to copy the whole site.

If you're interested, send me a resume, portfolio, and references.

More info/original brainstorm post:

"I think we annoyed everyone else with our repeated insistence that
reducing economic inequality was somehow always the appropriate
solution to each of the many social ills the group identified"
-- http://crookedtimber.org/2012/06/18/guest-review-by-aaron-swartz-chris-hayes-the-twilight-of-the-elites/

see also: http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/predatorstate
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