I'm the Founder & Executive Director of Ulection, a Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of California, San Francisco, and a recent graduate of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at San Francisco State University. I created Ulection to help modernize how candidates run for office and the way people share with the locations in which they live. On Ulection, posts and events are organized by topic and location so that it is easy to find the events taking place where you live and what people in your area are discussing. Additionally, your candidates and elected officials (once they sign up and verify their profile) show up on their respective location page. Now people can simply go to their location page, view and interact with their candidates and officials, and learn about events and what is being discussed in their area. There is also an option to join a candidates campaign! When citizens are engaged on Ulection candidates will no longer need to fundraise copious amounts of money to reach us as they can directly share issues, interviews, speeches, and events to their constituents. We believe this will allow better candidates to win primaries and general elections and will increase voter turnout, and thus decrease the effects of money in politics.
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