“I came from a very low-income background and grew up in public housing. My family has had help from the government for a lot of things throughout my life. And so I've seen a lot of the cracks and kind of the underbelly of how our society runs. And so I really want to see big improvement, which really requires political intervention.”
Jackson Wirekoh, an experienced research scientist and engineer, wants to revolutionize how Americans engage with their elected officials. He envisioned a platform that could bridge the gap between citizens and their representatives, making democracy more accessible and transparent. This vision became a reality with Every Voice, an app that puts lobbying power into the hands of ordinary people. Jackson's journey with Every Voice and Thunkable is a testament to the power of innovative technology and a commitment to positive change.
The Need for Political Involvement
Growing up in public housing fueled Jackson's desire to make a difference. “In my mind, there are three places that I really want to see big improvement. Education is a big one. Healthcare is another one, and then kind of infrastructure and the way we're building things to help everyone in the U.S.,” he says. “And not just the people who are the most well-off in the wealthiest places. And for all of those things, they really require political intervention.”
So, Jackson aimed to create a platform that empowers people to speak out. "Every Voice" was born from this mission, offering a space for people to voice their concerns, connect with their representatives, and gain insights into their actions.
The Power of No Code: Building with Thunkable
To turn his vision into reality, Jackson needed a user-friendly, cross-platform, and no code native app builder solution that would reduce the complexities of working with different code bases. Thunkable was the answer, as it let him build the front-end iOS and Android app for "Every Voice" without the burden of traditional coding.
Having a background in robotics, Jackson was no stranger to the concept of "no code." He found Thunkable's no code mobile app development platform to be intuitive and easy to work with. For him, the real advantage lay in the ability to build once and deploy to multiple platforms, saving valuable time and effort. As a one-person development team responsible for front-end and back-end tasks, this was crucial.
Spurring Democracy with Every Voice
Every Voice became Jackson’s vehicle for empowering citizens to impact democracy directly. The app allows users to voice their opinions, vote in polls, manage petitions, and share their concerns with elected representatives at various levels of government. It's a tool that fosters transparency by providing information directly to elected representatives to help them make more informed decisions about the needs of their constituents.
Jackson's goal for Every Voice is to make it easier for constituents to reach out to their representatives and influence decision-making. He believes there is power in action, and when a small number of people reach out to elected officials, it can significantly impact political agendas and benefit communities. With Every Voice, Wirekoh hopes to empower citizens to engage more effectively with their representatives and make a difference.
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