Meet the campaign connecting affluent techies with progressive candidates around the country - The Verge


91 bookmarks. First posted by jgrafton march 2018.


RT : Expressing my rage by donating to the Great Slate candidates (read about them here: ). Let'…
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After successfully raising money for her campaign from the tech community, he began to look through FEC filings for other candidates like her in districts with similar political leanings. Ceglowski, who is perhaps best known for creating the bookmarking site Pinboard, originally pitched the candidates individually to tech workers. Many in the community either know Ceglowski personally or are familiar with him through his quirky internet presence, and it became apparent that donors preferred to give money across the board to all his picks. They were willing to trust candidates who he had met with and personally chosen, and so the Great Slate was born.
politics  technology  future 
august 2018 by dancall
It’s never too late to join The Great Slate run by
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june 2018 by pberry
“I have no idea what works and why it works. Sometimes money just pours in, sometimes the thing I think will work has no impact at all. I’m completely in the dark about what I’m doing,” says Ceglowski.
politics  pinboard 
june 2018 by craniac
Paul Spencer, a Congressional candidate in Little Rock, Arkansas, has never worked at a tech company. He doesn’t represent tech industry issues. He doesn’t even own a laptop or smartphone. He typically dictates the tweets on his campaign’s official Twitter account; occasionally he’ll type them out on a campaign staffer’s computer. Sometime last year, he was tagged in a tweet with someone going by the handle of @Pinboard, who was telling Spencer that he could raise money for him.
#technology  #politics 
june 2018 by ekingery
interesting
politics  tech  money 
april 2018 by teffalump
Spencer was being invited to be a beneficiary of the Great Slate , a fundraising campaign that raised nearly a million dollars in 2017, mostly through Twitter, for eight seemingly random congressional candidates from across the country. Beefing up security practices in political campaigns is important, especially given the email hacking that dominated the 2016 cycle — but a strange man showing up to explain two-factor authentication to you is probably a little off-putting nonetheless. Ceglowski says he was looking for viable candidates who were focused on opening field offices, canvassing, knocking on doors, and expanding the voter base — building grassroots structures that, even if they ultimately didn’t win, would become resources for future elections. It’s a proposal that’s been met with enthusiasm by progressives in Silicon Valley, particularly by those who resent how their industry is represented by the likes of Eric S. Raymond, Peter Thiel, and more recently, James Damore . Hildebrandt, who was previously in the Coast Guard, talked to me about how her district was heavily populated by veterans — not because of an army base, but because of simple demographics: the military is often seen as the only way up for working class kids.
march 2018 by sechilds
RT : I've donated the most I can afford to give this month to the Great Slate, () squeaking in un…
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march 2018 by maciej
Meet the Great Slate — a fundraising campaign that raised nearly a million dollars in 2017, mostly through Twitter, for eight seemingly random Congressional candidates from across the country. The Great Slate has no splashy slogans, no slick logos: just a bare-bones website, a donate button, and a lot of jokes on Twitter.

The founder at work, very nice
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march 2018 by mozzarella
"Ceglowski isn’t a typical political organizer, and none of the donors I spoke to fit the profile of a dedicated Democratic political donor. Garrett told me that giving to progressive candidates seemed like an obvious thing for him to do since he supported progressive causes, but acknowledged that these eight campaigns were the only ones he’d donated to so far. 'I have no idea what works and why it works. Sometimes money just pours in, sometimes the thing I think will work has no impact at all. I’m completely in the dark about what I’m doing,' says Ceglowski."
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march 2018 by bankbryan
Meet the campaign connecting affluent techies with progressive candidates around the country
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march 2018 by kejadlen
Meet the campaign connecting affluent techies with progressive candidates around the country

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march 2018 by tmdblya
Paul Spencer, a Congressional candidate in Little Rock, Arkansas, has never worked at a tech company. He doesn’t represent tech industry issues. He doesn’t even…
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march 2018 by anatomatic
Paul Spencer, a Congressional candidate in Little Rock, Arkansas, has never worked at a tech company. He doesn’t represent tech industry issues. He doesn’t even…
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march 2018 by DCE
Behind The Great Slate, a Twitter-driven fundraising campaign by Bay Area tech workers for progressive Congressional candidates in poorer, rural districts
march 2018 by joeo10
Paul Spencer, a Congressional candidate in Little Rock, Arkansas, has never worked at a tech company. He doesn’t represent tech industry issues. He doesn’t even…
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march 2018 by mattl
Meet the Great Slate — a fundraising campaign that raised nearly a million dollars in 2017, mostly through Twitter, for eight seemingly random Congressional candidates from across the country. The Great Slate has no splashy slogans, no slick logos: just a bare-bones website, a donate button, and a lot of jokes on Twitter.
march 2018 by chas656
The Great Slate
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march 2018 by xcv58
RT : My entire life has been leading up to the quote I made in this:
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march 2018 by antifuchs
@pinboard, raising money.
Meet the Great Slate — a fundraising campaign that raised nearly a million dollars in 2017, mostly through Twitter, for eight seemingly random Congressional candidates from across the country. The Great Slate has no splashy slogans, no slick logos: just a bare-bones website, a donate button, and a lot of jokes on Twitter.
politics  pinboard  via:popular 
march 2018 by zhena
Meet the Great Slate — a fundraising campaign that raised nearly a million dollars in 2017, mostly through Twitter, for eight seemingly random Congressional candidates from across the country. The Great Slate has no splashy slogans, no slick logos: just a bare-bones website, a donate button, and a lot of jokes on Twitter.
politics  america  internet 
march 2018 by matthewmcvickar
Paul Spencer, a Congressional candidate in Little Rock, Arkansas, has never worked at a tech company. He doesn’t represent tech industry issues. He doesn’t even…
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march 2018 by bferg
RT : My entire life has been leading up to the quote I made in this:
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march 2018 by mshook
Good article contains great mini-article about ESR. Shame they didn't link to "A natural contemplates game".
“ESR is a talentless hack whose reputation is entirely built on self promotion and being in the right place at the right time. His attempts to define the culture that gave him everything he has have been repugnant,” says Matthew Garrett, a security engineer at Google who donated to the Great Slate. “So am I enthusiastic about performatively associating these things together in a way that also says fuck you to his political views? Yes, yes I am.”
lol
tech  politics  esr  lol 
march 2018 by tkmharris
This isn’t surprising, says Ceglowski. He says that the average tech worker is an “NPR-listener” and that the “weird libertarian” ideology is mostly represented on the venture capitalist side. (Peter Thiel, the face of Silicon Valley techno-libertarianism, backed Trump in the last election.) “When you look at auto workers and the airline industry, you don’t just hear from the owners of the companies,” says Ceglowski. “The workers have their separate voice, and sometimes they agree on issues and sometimes they’re diametrically opposed.”
pinboard  politics  organize  reference 
march 2018 by kmt
RT : My entire life has been leading up to the quote I made in this:
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march 2018 by briantrice
RT : My entire life has been leading up to the quote I made in this:
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march 2018 by pfctdayelise
Paul Spencer, a Congressional candidate in Little Rock, Arkansas, has never worked at a tech company. He doesn’t represent tech industry issues. He doesn’t even own a laptop or smartphone. via Pocket
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march 2018 by bschlagel
This is a great article on ‘s efforts in raising money for rural candidates in the US.
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march 2018 by ThomNagy
Favorite tweet: Pinboard

Sarah Jeong writes up the Great Slate in The Verge. I love everything about this article, but the final line is the best. https://t.co/nHpTnYnuxH

— Pinboard (@Pinboard) March 8, 2018

http://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/971855641298968576
IFTTT  twitter  favorite 
march 2018 by tswaterman
Meet the Great Slate — a fundraising campaign that raised nearly a million dollars in 2017, mostly through Twitter, for eight seemingly random Congressional candidates from across the country. The Great Slate has no splashy slogans, no slick logos: just a bare-bones website, a donate button, and a lot of jokes on Twitter.
politics  pinboard 
march 2018 by jeffhammond
Maciej's Great Slate.
politics  pinboard 
march 2018 by ahall
Pretty cool (and potentially very effective!) project.
theverge  progressivism  campaignfinance  twitter  politics  democrats 
march 2018 by UltraNurd
Paul Spencer, a Congressional candidate in Little Rock, Arkansas, has never worked at a tech company. He doesn’t represent tech industry issues. He doesn’t even…
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march 2018 by aviflax
Paul Spencer, a Congressional candidate in Little Rock, Arkansas, has never worked at a tech company. He doesn’t represent tech industry issues. He doesn’t even…
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march 2018 by edmadrid
Support the Great Slate (as a “fuck you” to ESR)
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march 2018 by dinomite
Paul Spencer, a Congressional candidate in Little Rock, Arkansas, has never worked at a tech company. He doesn’t represent tech industry issues. He doesn’t even…
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march 2018 by yudha87
Meet the Great Slate — a fundraising campaign that raised nearly a million dollars in 2017, mostly through Twitter, for eight seemingly random Congressional candidates from across the country. The Great Slate has no splashy slogans, no slick logos: just a bare-bones website, a donate button, and a lot of jokes on Twitter.
tech  us-politics 
march 2018 by lsrgt
RT @mjg59: My entire life has been leading up to the quote I made in this:
pinboard  uspoli  democrats 
march 2018 by shadowspar
My entire life has been leading up to the quote I made in this:
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march 2018 by covert
My entire life has been leading up to the quote I made in this:
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march 2018 by enne