1) Citizenry & Community
-We value citizens and their rights to voice opinions and vote in a free and democratic republic. We know that if we lose sight of our users, we'll undermine our profitability. So, we make every effort to put people first. Ultimately, citizens decide how our society and our community should be built.
2) Democracy & Diversity
-"E pluribus unum" or "Out of many, one" is our driving ethos, and we believe in the power of group intelligence. We also believe that it is most powerful when many viewpoints are considered. Our platform will be available to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, affiliation or creed.
3) Authenticity & Civility
-Our members, our volunteers, our employees, and our public representatives are all human beings. We are emotional, and we make mistakes. We have differing opinions and strongly held beliefs that at times will be in conflict. We want everyone to be true to themselves and never feel that their voice is less important, even if lower in volume. We appreciate authenticity as long as it respects the views of others and upholds our basic community standards.
4) Privacy & Anonymity
-Our members are only required to share the information they are comfortable sharing, including their real name and contact details. When we use their demographic data abroad, it will never contain any personally identifiable information.
5) Transparency & Honesty
-We make information open and accessible to the public. This starts with the information we have on government and our elected officials but also extends to our own corporate information. We aim to publicly disclose our intellectual property and financials whenever possible. When transparency isn’t possible, we default to being forthright and honest.
6) Neutrality & Contextuality
-As a company, we do not pledge allegiance to any party, candidate, or elected official. While individual employees will have varying opinions on how government should work, as a whole we remain absolutely neutral. We will not attempt to sway our members’ views by any means other than providing accurate, unbiased, and contextual information.
7) Creativity & Flexibility
-Existing problems are only solved with new thinking. We value the creative spark and the ability to adapt to changing variables and environments. There is no such thing as perfection, only the continued ambition to move towards the next ideal. Therefore, so long as a change to our platform works with our values, we reserve the right to make it.