Echo Ridge Announces Private Beta Launch of Citizen-Driven Political Platform to Level Playing Field Against Big-Money Politics
CONCORD, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 19, 2018--As big-money continues to disproportionately influence politics at both state and federal levels, Americans are increasingly determined to become more involved within the political atmosphere.
Echo Ridge Corp., a pioneer in the era of citizen-driven politics to help level the playing field against big money politics, today announced the launch of its platform in private beta for a California nonprofit organization, Faith Advisory Council for Community Transformation (FACCT). FACCT will utilize the platform to advance legislation for a program aiding at-risk youths in the California foster care system.
Through this powerful crowd-driven platform that leverages social networking, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing tools, every American now has the opportunity to support any cause resulting in more grassroots campaigns reaching successful milestones thanks to the tools Echo Ridge provides:Social media: captures the potential power of social media and helps deliver tangible goals through user engagement and constructive processes. Funding: changes how political action is funded by applying the crowdfunding model to monetize political causes and crowdsource to complete campaign initiatives. Grassroots causes: creates a new marketplace that gives crowd-driven causes access to elite political talent and resources, allowing organizations to manage the complete lifecycle of potential action more effectively.
“We’re excited to work with FACCT, which was created by passionate individuals who leveraged Echo Ridge’s platform to create legislation and is now being funded by the crowd and driven through crowdsourced experts who were previously inaccessible to activists,” said Jeff Allan, CEO and founder of Echo Ridge. “Echo Ridge is leveling the playing field against big-money politics by giving people a genuine voice that results in change. Our focus is on issue politics, not on campaigns or candidates, so the cycle is on-going through legislative, executive, and regulatory efforts.”
Combining the unifying capabilities of social networking with the efficacy of the crowd, Echo Ridge harnesses the power of social media, crowdfunding, and crowdsourcing for effective grassroots political change. In addition to individuals, nonprofits and charities have also shown great interest in the platform for similar political issue activism.
“The platform will change how political action gets funded and is creating a new competitive marketplace that gives crowd-driven causes access to elite political talent and resources. This allows users to manage the complete lifecycle of political action more effectively and to achieve real results,” Allan added.
About Echo Ridge Echo Ridge is pioneering the era of citizen-driven politics. Combining the unifying capabilities of social networking with the efficacy of the crowd, Echo Ridge is providing Americans with a platform that will counter the influence of big-money in politics. Echo Ridge will take individuals beyond hashtag activism, allowing for real change, driven by real people. To learn more about Echo Ridge, visit echoridge.io.
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