The Revolution Will Be...Crowdsourced? LawMaker.io Offers First Digital Platform For Americans To Create New Laws

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LawMaker is a non-partisan crowdsourcing public policy website that seeks to spur genuine grassroots power by connecting politically engaged people to craft and create new laws themselves.

LawMaker.io is a non-partisan political action and awareness website to create new policies that can become laws.

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LawMaker will be a lobby for the lobbyless.

With voter disillusionment and discontent at all-time highs, a new web platform called LawMaker (http://www.LawMaker.io) launches today as the first platform in America to crowdsource new public policies from the grassroots, and build coalitions of support to turn good ideas into good laws.

“LawMaker will be a lobby for the lobbyless,” says the company’s founder and CEO Amit Thakkar, a California Democratic political consultant and former lobbyist, who partnered with New York Republican web developer, Jon Brennan, to develop and build LawMaker. “It is a free, non-partisan way for Americans to re-engage in the political process, take action, and level the playing field of our democracy.”

LawMaker’s process is simple, and can be engaged from the local to national level:

  • Propose Your Policy: Identify a problem and propose an idea for a law you’d like to see at the city, county, state or federal level.
  • Share the Idea: Spread the word on social networks and start collecting support from people who agree with the policy.
  • Rally Votes & Amendments: Other LawMakers propose amendments to the idea, which can be accepted or rejected. The more amendments you accept, the more co-authors help spread the word and build your coalition.
  • Drive Change: Once a comprehensive policy idea earns a strong base of support, use LawMaker to publicly engage elected officials to start a dialogue and advocate for change.

"Technology enables elected officials to engage citizens like never before. There is no excuse for not doing so,” says former California Assembly Member Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles).”LawMaker makes it so easy and should work to increase transparency and accountability from government."

“LawMaker will create laws from the grassroots, not the special interests or the wealthy,” Thakkar says. “It will bridge the communication gap between voters and elected officials, and work towards actionable solutions instead of merely highlighting dysfunction, conflict and political paralysis.”

LawMaker’s initial focus is California policy, and it will expand to states where residents’ interest in using the platform is highest.

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