Today we’re excited to announce that United.vote is now Liquid US, the next iteration of our vision for healthier democracy.
On every issue, a liquid majority seeks consensus among the greatest number of people. This makes liquid democracy a mathematical inevitability.
We have an opportunity to transform our legislative process from one-bill-at-time, among a tiny set of legislators, to asynchronous online debate.
What defense does liquid democracy offer against celebrity power?
Political capital is most likely distributed along a power law. But our current electoral process cuts off the Long Tail, leaving most people out. It doesn't have to be this way.
Right now, Americans concerned about something happening in Washington are often instructed to Call Your Representatives. But there are a few problems with this tactic.
Net Neutrality is not about cost, in exactly the same way murder and freedom are not about cost. It's about you having equal access to speech, and is vital to services like Liquid.
In 1787, when our Constitution was created, one of the many important debates was about the number of legislators we ought to have in Congress. Originally, there was a different 1st Amendment, that came before the one we think of now as our First Amendment.
While the accusations against Senate candidate Roy Moore (R, AL) and Senator Bob Menendez (D, NJ) couldn't be more different, the fallout from both present clear examples of our election system failing democracy.
You deserve more of a voice in Congress. Together, we can build a better way.
Camilo Casas recently announced he's running as a liquid democracy candidate in Colorado. It's fantastic for expanding people's understanding of what's now possible.
Democratic corruption is when an elected leader betrays their responsibilities to their voters, enriching themselves or close allies instead. Unfortunately, most Americans consistently report seeing widespread government corruption...
We’re at a critical political moment, when an unprecedented number of people express frustration with the status quo. There's demand from left, right, and center for new ways of doing things.
What is gerrymandering and how can liquid democracy address it?
Here's a great video about our evolution in thinking from trees to networks.
Here I show how the United States functions as a top-down political economy, how liquid democracy offers an alternative, and how this can improve the public space for everyone.
Many Americans are fed up with our two-party system. But what can we do about it? Is it written in law?
American voting goes back to 1776. Today it hasn't changed much. We still go to a polling center. Pony Express is now USPS. People still tally up all the votes by hand.
Liquid democracy is appealing to those who spend a lot of time following politics, but it’s also easier for those who aren’t all that involved.
Liquid democracy is a 21st-century upgrade for democratic decision making. It blends the best of direct and representative systems into a smarter and more accountable combination.
Today just 19% of Americans say they trust government. Only one in ten Americans approve of Congress — the lowest level in American history.
We start from the following principle: An ideal government represents and is accountable to all its people equally.