A Starting Point is a civic engagement app that creates a clear and bipartisan channel of communication and connectivity between Americans and their elected leaders. The video-based platform helps voters better understand the issues of the day in less than two minutes. Our goal is to create a more informed electorate.
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A great way to participate in the democratic process
This app is designed well, but more importantly it addresses the biggest issue our nation faces head on - a disengaged public. With so much bipartisan fighting, it can be daunting to join in and be engaged. There is a feeling of pressure to pick a side and vote on the issues along party lines, rather than becoming informed and making decisions that we as an individual feel are correct. The information here is presented in a clear, yet concise way that is engaging and promotes discussion. It literally is “a starting point” for those who don’t know where to jump in. You can begin to learn about the complex issues facing the country today and hear from both sides of the aisle. I hope this gains vast followers and changes how we as Americans participate in our democracy. We should be able to be civil with each other, discuss issues at hand and make educated decisions, after all, those decisions can impact generations to come. I feel this app/site does all of this. Fingers crossed that it continues to grow and our elected officials continue to participate 👍
Republicans and Democrats can agree this is what is needed to restore our future. Bipartisan civil discussions where everybody gets treated with respect and gets heard equally. Everybody gets the same time to speak and make their point. As an added amazing benefit the whole idea of this app/website/program is to create that respectful bipartisan discussion and make it engaging for the public and digestible for the public. 1-2 minutes to say your point followed by a counter response from across the aisle for a couple cycles until both sides have had a say and a few counter responses and then both sides get a minute long ending point video at the end. And all of this is public information and easily and readily accessible. I hope this idea if not this website go on from here on out. I hope the new generations learn to engage in this and together restore government to what it’s suppose to be, 2 parties but both by the people for the people (that can at least agree on common sense things that should not ever be an argument)
Actually makes politics/world affairs easy to keep up with!
As a 24-year-old with severe ADD and who's pretty much depressed with the current situation of the world, I wasn't expecting to care for this app- but I was definitely proven wrong. I had literally no interest in politics only because it seemed too complex and even nasty at times, but I found myself exploring this app way more than I thought I would. The videos are so informative and concise, and the questions and answers are easy to understand. Even as someone who has the attention span of a butter knife, I could watch and feel both intrigue and comfort from listening to these politicians and their viewpoints. It also feels so much more personal than simply watching the news where everything is all about image and reputation. Love this app and the work that's gone into it, and I'd definitely recommend people like me who are also young and uninformed to check it out! It's a great way of learning and staying in the loop!
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- 17.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.