Currently, online petitions are incredibly hard and rarely make an impact. However, what if you we use the same tool on the local level with the local network of The Burg? Loads of untapped potential for real change.
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Out of all of his incredible qualities, Dr. King’s fearlessness to speak to those who opposed him is what we clearly lack in modern society. We aren’t asking you to become the next MLK. But we are hoping we can finally start picking up what he put down. He paved a path to progress using just his voice in his community, and we made The Burg with the intent to make your voice much louder.
Rewind the clock a hundred years.
There were fewer cars, work was in walking distance, and people knew their neighbors. The community was vibrant and tangible, not just a political slogan, and people played a real role in shaping the areas they lived.
Fast forward to the present.
We still live in communities, but we are much less involved. Voter turnout on the local level is at an all-time low, and essentially nonexistent among younger folks. Technology connects us to people all over the world, yet we barely talk to those we vote with.
Politics will always be a divisive sport — but fear and loathing cannot be our ruling passions. We need to figure out how to have productive conversations with people on the other side of the aisle, especially online.