Describe your idea:
Base-camp for independent candidates in 2010. Guide on how to stand and win.
Check out local independent candidate; volunteer to help; make donations to ican2010.
(A million fivers is really buying in to democracy.)
Links to other My Society projects. Guidance on dialogue with electorate via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter etc. Tips on managing the media, marshalling volunteers and canvassing.
But who’ll see it? Web-watchers?
This is big news. Articles > hits. Viral > hits. Hits > donations. Donations > advertising. Advertising > more hits. ican2010 = the hub of a peaceful democratic revolution.
Our forebears bled to earn the democratic machinery at our disposal.
Let’s use it.
What problem does it solve?:
The party had its use. Now it’s hijacking democracy. The whip keeps MPs on message but out of touch with you&me.
Haven’t you had a bellyful of this cosy cartel where the only distinction is the colour of the rosette? ican2010 offers a channel for public passion.
ican2010 reconditions our democracy by empowering free-thinking individuals loyal to country not party. Not careerists, activists rooted in their community.
Until now this was sky-pie. The party machine beat the indie every vote. The web has changed that. Now an Independent can get their message across as well as web-Cameron or you tube Brown.
Post election, ican2010 will support Indie MPs and – working with mysociety’s other projects – keep them accountable.
Type of idea: A campaign or PR drive