Reconnect with voters digitally or risk mob rule

democracy app creators warn

Reconnect with voters digitally or risk mob rule, democracy app creators warn
28th December 2018 RYL Blogger
  • Less than one in five people trust politicians to “do what is right”

  • “Whether it’s Brexit in Britain, Trump in America or Jeune Gillets in France, voters no longer believe that politicians represent them – it’s time to take back democracy with technology”

The makers of a new app “RateYourLeader App” creating an abuse-proof digital platform to connect voters and politicians are urging electors to use embrace new technology to “take back democracy”

Research from 30 leading political scientists has recently revealed that a quarter of Europeans are now voting for anti-establishment populist parties, whose overall vote share has tripled since 1998.

Research from YouGov has also shown that only 18% of voters trust politicians to “do what it right”, with 66% believing their elected officials put personal interest before local interest.

This decline in faith in traditional politics has coincided with the election of explicitly anti-establishment leaders in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines and India, the result of the Brexit referendum the UK and in the case of the Jeune Gillets paris, direct action on the streets. 

Free democracy app Rate Your Leader – whose mission statement is “Take back democracy with technology” – has recently been launched to connect politicians with verified local electors using abuse-proof technology.

Rate Your Leader founder and high profile tech entrepreneur Ajay Jagota said:

“Across the world democracy is changing forever, if not for the better. Voters expect to have more influence on politics than our traditional representative democracy can necessarily accommodate. As a result, voters are either defecting to anti-establishment parties or becoming more and more attracted by direct action. 

“People’s political priorities and motivations are becoming more and more disparate and unpredictable, and politicians are clearly failing to ascertain what voters really want.

“The irony is that the technology now exists to allow both people and the politicians elected to serve them to connect with the touch of a button. But that technology all too often falls into modern mob rule.

“Whether it’s Brexit in Britain, Trump in America or Jeune Gillets in France, voters no longer believe that politicians represent them– it’s time to take back democracy with technology.

Rate Your Leader is a global online platform which helps politicians engage only with voters in their constituencies in an abuse-proof way. The technology allows elected leaders to truly understand what matters most to the people who elect them while allowing local people to identify and contact their representatives at the touch of a button, direct from their phones or tablets.

The app, which also allows people to check to see if they are registered to vote and identify their elected representatives at the touch of a button, is free to download from the App store and other app marketplaces.

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