A Data-Driven Way to Measure Partisanship

TL;DR: The Partisanship Score on the ChangeRoots App This outlines the data used in the PoPa (Post Partisan) Score on the ChangeRoots App. We measure dollars donated, bipartisanship, whether candidates support an end to gerrymandering, and whether candidates support ranked choice voting (which has been proven to help depolarize the municipalities that use it). OriginallyContinue reading “A Data-Driven Way to Measure Partisanship”

What’s GNW and Why Should We Measure It?

We’re back with another Poconos edition of 1 Take Jake. Let’s call this the American Flag Episode.  GNW: Nuts and Bolts Our philosophy at ChangeRoots is all about post-partisanship. Our ultimate goal is to help us get to a place as a country where we prioritize the well-being of all, over political loyalty. In post-partisanship,Continue reading “What’s GNW and Why Should We Measure It?”

Toxic Partisanship Disrupts Our Healthcare System

Welcome to the Poconos edition of One Take Jake. Join Jake Sandler in a discussion about how toxic partisanship disrupts the U.S. healthcare system. We define toxic partisanship as valuing political revenge over the well-being of people and valuing your political loyalties over the well-being of all. Once our country recovers from the COVID-19 crisis,Continue reading “Toxic Partisanship Disrupts Our Healthcare System”

Life in the Stimulation

We Need A Post-Partisan World Now More Than Ever At ChangeRoots, we stand for a post-partisan world rooted in love. A world where leaders prioritize our well-being over their political loyalty. COVID-19 presents us with an opportunity to step closer into that world. It has exposed the vulnerability of our health, food, and economic systems.Continue reading “Life in the Stimulation”

Congress Picks Up the Bill

TL; DR: Congress passes relief bill  By now, you’ve heard about the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is spreading across the globe. As of March 18, 2020, all 50 states are reporting cases of the virus. The total count in the US has reached 5,881 confirmed cases and 107 deaths (source NYTimes).  With city-wide shutdowns, people areContinue reading “Congress Picks Up the Bill”

The Primary Concern: A Better Way to Hold Primaries

1 Thing Thursday : Un-Sexy Primaries Welcome to our weekly breakdown of political issues within a post-partisan context that puts our wellbeing over political loyalty.  TL;DR: A Better Way To Primary The way we choose presidential nominees is like using a flip phone in the iPhone era. Statewide elections held at different times that requireContinue reading “The Primary Concern: A Better Way to Hold Primaries”

A Practical Guide To Tracking Political Donations in the US

In my journey building my own civic tech company, I have spent what feels like thousands of hours looking at every political website and app in existence. I’ve looked deeply into who donates to politicians, how much they donate and how campaigns spend that money. We’ve included a lot of this information in the ChangeRootsContinue reading “A Practical Guide To Tracking Political Donations in the US”

What is Bipartisanship, Really?

Simply put, bipartisanship is working with the other party to get something done. It’s opposite, partisanship, is working only to get done what your party wants, at the expense of the other party.  Zero-Sum Partisans Partisans believe the world is zero-sum, meaning they believe there is a fixed amount of prosperity to go around andContinue reading “What is Bipartisanship, Really?”