Bill of Rights
Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion, and Petition
In every respect, WeVote will supply voters with tools to freely exercise their freedom of speech and press, the right to assemble with like minded citizens, and to petition the Government.
Right of Equal Access to Information
A well-educated electorate requires equal access to the data related to ongoing legislative matters as well as current events, which includes discussion and voting tools to deepen the engagement, maximizing voter education and impact.
Right of Equal Access to Lawmakers
A verified user on the WeVote network will have access to their representatives page, be able to submit private or public questions, petitions and statements.
Representatives will see the activity on their end, which prioritizes constituent input over non-constituent.
Common stakeholders, such as users affected by a lawmakers vote outside of their district, may also post publicly, vote and petition on the page of the representative.
However, a non-resident, or non-stakeholder may not contribute to the public page of a representative.
Right to Privacy of Identity
The right of users to be secure in their opinions and voters shall not be violated. Users may toggle their security preferences to protect their voting record on the network. However, if a user wishes to make a statement on the public record of the network, they must attribute themselves.
Right to Raise Awareness of Citizen Sentiment
The mission of WeVote is enrich the public sphere - we do this by removing or significantly reducing the barriers on voters to participate in the public policy process. WeVote is approaching this challenge by providing lawmakers with access to reliable data of constituent and stakeholder sentiment in order to better represent their respective districts. We are dedicated to constant improvement and innovation in this endeavor.
Right to a Spam/Troll Free Engagement Ecosystem.
In order to preserve accurate sentiment analysis and to be as influential in matters of public policy and elections as possible, WeVote reserves the right to refuse access to publishing tools on the platform to users who have not been verified. Only users who have been verified as registered voters will have the rights to publish and contribute to the ever growing body of shared knowledge and sentiment on the network.
Right to Reform Electioneering Tactics
With respect to the way elections are conducted: WeVote will not give advantage to any candidate for elected office by means of advertisement funding or any other method. They will have equal access to constituents via the townhall forums. This will ensure ideas are the main currency of the election and not how much a politician can raise funds.
Right to Unfiltered News
With respect to how users receive and consume news and information via the WeVote Newsfeed: Users News Feeds will be based on a standard, open-sourced ranking model of content that will be consistent for all users based on geography and voter registration records.
Personalized based on preference will not be a factor in determining what content you will see in your newsfeed. Rather, post rankings will weigh metrics such as date posted, voters and other network activity.
Right to a Portion of the Network's Value
Part of the mission at WeVote is to build strong communities of people who are able to take an active role in improving their communities and government.
By participating in WeVote forums and community we hope to be able to provide our users with opportunities to earn digital currency by adding value to the ongoing discussions and potentially by volunteering in their communities. This currency will be used to purchase goods and services by local as well as national vendors.
We are dedicated to finding solutions to inequality in economic opportunity. By sharing the value of the network data with the users who create it, we hope to encourage a more connected and symbiotic relationship with our users.
Right of the Users Under the WeVote Constitution
The WeVote network is designed to run parallel to actual civic institutional procedures, such as legislative season and elections, as well as an alternative source to gather information and assemble civically minded citizens.
WeVote however, is not a binding force for direct democracy. Meaning, no matter how overwhelmingly lopsided an argument on the network might be, it does not necessarily translate into a correlated result for the public institution in question.