Tue 5 Apr 2016 5:32PM

crowd funding security deposit

PP Pirate Praveen Public Seen by 281

We have to pay 10,000 rupees to contest elections and I'd like to crowd fund. This will also bring much needed transparency to funding.


Raju Devidas Mon 11 Apr 2016 11:06AM

We should start listing the points first and explain them in such a way that general public starts relating to it.


Pirate Praveen Mon 11 Apr 2016 1:08PM

@rajudv two points that are unique to us

  1. Direct democracy/flat structure. It means people have real voice. Would it be possible for any normal worker to influence their parties policies?

I tried this we can do better.

  1. Full transparency. All decisions and discussions behind them are publicly available.

Other points human rights, social justice are accepted by most parties, at least in paper.


Raju Devidas Mon 11 Apr 2016 1:27PM

Place the camera/Phone on something stable before recording the video. You did better this time than the previous videos.


[deactivated account] Mon 11 Apr 2016 11:12PM

okay so this is something i wrote for a video i thought id make but it looks horrible and theres no way im doing a video now! .. anyway, below is the text .. its very informal ..we could edit it to make it sound formal :

“How many times have you whined about the fact that
so and so politician couldve takern a better decison ,
so and so party couldve taken a better decision.
Arey this years budget is horrible , etc etc and
That if you had it your way you wouldve done things differently..
Well , heres your chance. Enter - Direct democracy or as my friend
Praveen would have it said - Participatory democracy- A democratic system
where you , the public has a say in every major decision that the country
has to take?
Think of it like a voting system - where you could vote on every major decision
the country had to take.. including the budget.
Yes there will be a lot of obstacles to overcome like the literacy rate
of our country but hey! heres a start… yeah?
So you could still sit and complain about how noone ever asked you
what you wanted , etc etc or you could help us bring about that change.

My good friend Praven Arimbrathodiyil will be contesting this years
assembly election from Trivandrum , which is in Kerala.
Pl. feel free to support him in any way you can and if your in kerala,
do vote for him. ”


Pirate Praveen Tue 12 Apr 2016 4:31AM

@arjun go ahead. It does not have to be formal. People should be able to relate to it. Just say what you feel.


Pirate Vik Tue 12 Apr 2016 10:15AM

@praveenarimbrathod short of time atm, but will record a short video as soon as I can


Pirate Praveen Tue 12 Apr 2016 6:30PM

Recorded one more today loyalty for the gang vs loyalty to values. It would be great if a few more voices are added to the collection.


Pirate Praveen Thu 14 Apr 2016 8:05AM

Thanks @abhijtihb for making the video and @sruthi for composing the campaign pitch text. We should add more voice to the video.


Pirate Praveen Sun 17 Apr 2016 3:55PM

There is a legal issue, election candidates cannot accept foreign funds :(

I have asked the person who contributed today to withdraw it.

We still need to get a clarification if we can use indiegogo platform even though all contributors are Indian citizens.

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