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🏛️ Y Combinator for Politics

Neil Thanedar
Neil Thanedar
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My last post, Effective Immigration, is now #6 on my list of The World’s Biggest Problems!
I’ve summarized my new post, YC for Politics, below:

YC for Politics
An accelerator for rising stars in politics
Idea: The best network in politics. Open to all.
  • Recruit altruists to quit their jobs and start careers in politics.
  • Create an intensive program structured to rapidly educate fellows on all aspects of politics and get ready for their first races.
  • Support many different career paths in politics - from running for national office to being a community organizer.
Anyone can make a difference in politics!
Example: Voters Not Politicians (VNP)
  • In November 2016, then 27-year-old Katie Fahey, an independent voter who had never before participated in politics, posted a message on Facebook ​​stating “I’d like to take on gerrymandering in Michigan. If you’re interested in doing this as well, please let me know.”
  • The response to this post led to her creating VNP, which wrote a proposal for a ballot initiative in Michigan to create an independent redistricting committee and collected over 425,000 signatures to get it on the ballot.
  • On November 6, 2018, Proposal 2 passed with 61% support (2.5M+ votes). This constitutional amendment created the first Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission for Michigan.
Want to read more?
Here’s my whole post on this topic (1,792 words):
YC for Politics - Neil Thanedar
Ready to get started?
I’m actively recruiting new politicians for ‘23 and '24 elections now!
  • If you’ve ever wanted to get involved in politics, please DM or email me!
  • You don’t have to be a politician to be politically active!
  • I can help you find roles at any level of politics, government, or activism.
Please reply to this email for more information!
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