As the 2014 midterms were heating up, all that we, the voters, heard were negative campaign ads. I thought, ‘wouldn’t it be nice if I could learn about candidates’ ideology in their own words?’ Then, lightning struck.
I shared my idea with a buddy who directed me to a fraternity brother who teaches at Stanford. “If your idea exists, he’ll know about it,” buddy said. So I called California, shared my idea, and I was told to look up “CrowdPAC.” At the time, CP was nothing like I had in mind. CP has undergone a few iterations since we spoke, and is much closer to the idea I shared with California. CP is a great site for politics… but it’s not a direct competitor. Maybe there’s room for collaboration in the future??
So, in August 2014, I lit the engine.