Welcome to Daily Clout! What’s our story?
A letter from our CEO Naomi Wolf
We are a company that builds digital tools, and produces media to help anyone, from any walk of life, use and affect democracy more powerfully.
What drew me to help start this company?
Legislation is hard to find, impossible to share and hellish to try to understand. But millions of people in the US—as well as in 132 of 192 democracies worldwide—want tools that let them access, engage with, understand and socially share the bills that shape their businesses and lives. DailyClout builds tools for tomorrow’s shareable and social democracy, and monetizes that social sharing.
I wrote two books about how hard it was to engage with democracy in America—and people of every background said to me: “We agree. But practically, what can we do?”
One thing that jumped out as I researched, and that I had seen as a political consultant, was that legislation was being passed in near-darkness—bills were hard to find, impossible to understand, and just a few folks, mainly lobbyists, crafted them. But still, they affected everyone. A clause in a sentence could bestow help and hope on millions, or else take it away.
This opacity seemed very wrong to me. That was not what our Founders intended.
The solution would involve the internet—we needed to build ways for ordinary people to see real bills change in real time, to comment on them, and to raise their voices in public more effectively than just sending an email or signing a petition. Our first such tool is BillCam, which lets you see, share and affect live legislation. It has been searched 200,000 times in just a few months. More tools are on the way.
So welcome to the DailyClout community. Share with us your ideas, your content and your passion. Tell your friends to join us. And tweet, post, comment, and share, your democracy. DailyClout’s tools let you, whomever you are, lead this nation—which, in America, is just exactly your job.