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Amit Thakkar, Founder, LawMaker
Amit Thakkar never intended to be a tech entrepreneur, but tooled around with the idea as a hobby.
"I never thought I had the skills to launch a tech company. I figured many others would have had the same idea and it was only a matter of time before someone else executed it better than I ever could. Eight years passed, and politics was getting worse and worse. I realized that I’d regret it for the rest of my life if I didn’t at least try to change our political system for the better."
Amit wrote the first strategic plan for LawMaker in 2007. He originally focused on building an educational app, but realized that pure education wasn’t sufficient motivation to get enough people to download the app. He pivoted to focus on the policy crowdsourcing platform that is now the core engine of LawMaker.
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LawMaker makes engaging in politics productive, impactful and fun. Too many voters feel politics has become too negative, and that the time they spend engaging in politics has no impact because elected officials only listen to lobbyists and special interests. LawMaker aims to change that. LawMaker is the first platform that gives voters the power to crowdsource new public policies and build a coalition of voters to help turn their ideas into laws. LawMaker is a free lobby for the lobbyless, and its mission is to level the playing field in our democracy.
LawMaker launches in August 2017. Do you have an idea for a law you’d like to see in your city, state or in our nation? LawMaker would love to help you start building a coalition to support this change!
Email email@example.com to let us know what policy you’d like to propose, or sign up to be notified of LawMaker's launch at lawmaker.io!