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


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interesting
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17 days ago 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.
24 days ago 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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25 days ago 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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26 days ago 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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5 weeks ago by bankbryan
Meet the campaign connecting affluent techies with progressive candidates around the country
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5 weeks ago by kejadlen
Meet the campaign connecting affluent techies with progressive candidates around the country

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6 weeks ago 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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6 weeks ago 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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6 weeks ago by DCE
Behind The Great Slate, a Twitter-driven fundraising campaign by Bay Area tech workers for progressive Congressional candidates in poorer, rural districts
6 weeks ago 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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6 weeks ago 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.
6 weeks ago by chas656
The Great Slate
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6 weeks ago by xcv58
RT : My entire life has been leading up to the quote I made in this:
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6 weeks ago by antifuchs
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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6 weeks ago by puzzlement
@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.
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6 weeks ago 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 
6 weeks ago 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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6 weeks ago by bferg
RT : My entire life has been leading up to the quote I made in this:
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6 weeks ago 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 
6 weeks ago 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 
6 weeks ago by kmt
RT : My entire life has been leading up to the quote I made in this:
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6 weeks ago by briantrice
RT : My entire life has been leading up to the quote I made in this:
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6 weeks ago 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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6 weeks ago by bschlagel
This is a great article on ‘s efforts in raising money for rural candidates in the US.
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6 weeks ago 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
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6 weeks ago 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 
6 weeks ago by jeffhammond
This article on 's Great Slate is one of the best things I've read in a long time.
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6 weeks ago by zellyn
Maciej's Great Slate.
politics  pinboard 
6 weeks ago by ahall
Pretty cool (and potentially very effective!) project.
theverge  progressivism  campaignfinance  twitter  politics  democrats 
6 weeks ago 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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6 weeks ago 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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6 weeks ago by edmadrid
Support the Great Slate (as a “fuck you” to ESR)
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6 weeks ago 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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6 weeks ago 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.
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6 weeks ago by lsrgt
RT @mjg59: My entire life has been leading up to the quote I made in this:
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6 weeks ago by shadowspar
My entire life has been leading up to the quote I made in this:
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6 weeks ago by covert
My entire life has been leading up to the quote I made in this:
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6 weeks ago by enne
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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6 weeks ago by indirect
"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."
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6 weeks ago by grahams
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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6 weeks ago by trisignia
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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6 weeks ago by streicher
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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