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Graduation Project 2014

Nick Meehan

Democratising the American political system

Department: Man and Communication
Website: http://unsalted.nu

The Lobby

The Lobby is an online platform that gives users the opportunity to create and crowdfund a political lobby. The US political system has seen a massive swell in financing from corporations and wealthy individuals, making legislation increasingly polarized and less representative. The vote on gun restrictions in April 2013 is an example of the growing influence of private-interest groups. 90% of Americans supported stricter background checks on guns, yet the law didn’t pass. This project allows anyone to raise money and influence their legislators, creating new perspectives on what ‘the crowd’ can accomplish. http://www.thelob.by/

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