Who are we?

United4Earth is an International group of citizens that have decided to band together in order to
pressure their elected officials into passing laws to protect our planet.
We are aware that time is of the essence and have decided to start acting, together
Using our community tool we will regroup, share info and plan actions locally, nationally and internationally
in order to bring the changes needed

What do we have planned?

We are currently developing on a Citizen Lobbying Tool (CLP) that will enable any and all citizens to join initiatives or join on-going actions.
This tool will be open-source, free of use and will enable all actors of citizen lobbying to regroup, organise and act.

The crowdfunding campaign finished of the 18th of October and development has started.
The tool will be available to the 524 co-founders within the month of November 2018.
The tool will be available to the public during the following month.

Check out the Citizen Lobbying Tool !

Get a sens of what the tool will be like with the video below.
In this example, a citizen is using the lobbying tool is being used to make sure companies can be held liable for contaminating water in South Carolina.

What is Citizen Lobbying?

Lobbying is a valuable skill, and one often underutilized by local grassroots organizations. Lobbying is a form of advocacy directed at influencing the actions of elected officials.
Your elected officials are in office to represent you, their constituents and not the groups currently pressuring the elected officials.
Citizen Lobbying, is the action of citizens pressuring their elected officials for change.

Our Goal?
Give citizens the tools to fight back Corporate Lobbying

We are all too aware that lobbies have a strong impact on our democracies while Citizens have been unable to utilize the internet to its full advantage in order to have weight on their democracies.

In order to get the balance back we are working on a platform which will enable us to unite, organize ourselves and act more effectively.

2 Main functionnalities

1. Create or join Citizen Lobbying Groups

These groups are where all the magic happens. The idea here is to allow people to easily associate an action with elected official(s) in order to pressure them.

An example could be to agree on a date and time, lets say every Monday at 2PM, where they would all send an email to their city Mayor on a specific subject. Individually it will be easy to set up, but on the receiving end hard to ignore.
Another can be the planning International Walks or actions around the topic in order for the subject to be taken seriously and for changes to come swiftly.

Citizens can freely join or create citizen lobbying groups

2. A collective database with contact info of all elected officials

A listing of elected official names, contact information, decisions and actions. This database will enable you to directly target the elected officials most connected to your cause.

Shared database regrouping the contact information of our elected officials

We believe that by having a tool that allows citizens to easily band together, organise freely within these regional, national and international groups and act, we will all be much stronger and be able to effectively bring this, much needed, transition.

An open and free tool

A tool financed by all, usable by all
freely

Once operational the code will be:

  • Open Sourced. This means that anyone will be able to access the source coude and use if freely. Any and all improvements based off this code will also be open source.
  • Connected : Since we are using a distributed framework anyone will be able to add the tool to their website and connect their data with other sites.
  • White labeled: You will be able to download and use the app on any subject that matters to you. If you’ve heard of WordPress or Wix, a little like that but for Citizen Lobbying 😉
The platform will be open source, open data and will respect LDP standards

Interact with the tool easily, where and when ever you want

You shouldn't have to choose between living your life and defending the cause(s) that matter to you, and you won't have too anymore !
Whether in the subway, on the office or on your couch, you will be able to interact with others in order to make sure your voice is heard 😉

Outil de lobbying citoyen accessible sur ordinateur, mobile et tablette

Easily connect the tool with other websites

There are many people, groups and organisations out there already acting, it would be ashamed not to be able to interact directly with them wouldn’t it?
Thanks the the decentralized technology the tool will be using the platform will be easily connectable to other websites! From there, users will be able to chose which groupes they want to show on their website, but also bring foward their own initiatives.

United, we are unstoppable.

connexion de l'outil sur des sites partenaires

Example of the tool being used of the french Citizen Lobbying website lobby-citoyen.fr

User data..
will belong to the user

The tool will be developed using the Starin'blox framework, based of LDP. It is based of semantic web technologies which allow the decentralization of the data of a website.
Basically, it can allow users to get back control over their data.

So, what does that all really mean?

Sites using today's technologies: When you cruise most of today's websites, like Facebook, the Time's or reddit, your personnal data is stored on their servers. If you ask them, they will share what their legally obliged to share, for the rest, you have to trust them.

Websites using Semantic Web technologies: Your personnal data is stored wherever you want (on your computer, a friends server, or a website) and then you share it with the website; Changes everything no?

Regroup, Organise
Act

#Riseforclimate  #United4Earth  #CitizenLobby

The co-founders of the Citizen Lobbying Tool

Join to protect the planet!

While the tool isn’t up and running yet we have set up a slack account where we can all regroup and exchange. Come join us!

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