Underground Network

An app, a website and a TV show

Your government decides that eating genetically engineered salmon is perfectly safe AND they don't want you to even know about it?

The politician proposing that law gets his money from the food industry? Does something seem fishy here? (Pun intended!)

Of course!

Enter the Underground Network! We're here to let you know about this stuff and then actually DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

By keeping an eye out for potential conflicts of interest, we can keep our politicians in check, and by pointing cameras at them, you'll be able to see it all. That's what our app and TV show are about.

But what about this website?

The website is about keeping an eye on our news media. It's hard to maintain a democracy if your news organizations don't keep an eye on what the government is doing. This means keeping us informed as well as not taking at face-value what the government tells us.

Underground Network will attempt to keep an eye on our news media to see if they are doing their job as well.

 

Phase 1

The website.

Thomas Jefferson, that US President (still) featured on the $2 bill, once said that:

Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it."

Translated into modern-day English, he pretty much meant that our free press is supposed to protect our liberties, our freedoms, and it does so by questioning our government - not just repeating what the government tells it to say.

Well, that doesn't appear to be happening much these days, so let's do it ourselves!

Read, share and critique news you find from around the web, and let's show the media who's boss! (You!)

Phase 2

The app. 

This acts as your remote control to Democracy 2.0 and gives you your own lobbyist in DC. We want to make legislation clear without any _____

Like Abraham Lincoln said:

Government of the people, by the people, for the people."

So why does it seem like the government is against the people? We now get to stand face to face with congress - with your own personal lobbyist - and show them who actually runs this country.

Vote on current issues that we have our lobbyists represent, chat with activists fighting for their democracy back, and get involved!

Phase 3

The online TV show. 

Forget the distorted news you see on TV. We’re here to make sure that you can see what’s really going on anytime and anywhere.

As the former President of France Charles De Gaulle once said:

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."

Our online TV show will put a camera on the politicians and show what they’re really up to when they consider breaking the promises that got them elected.

Now, with Underground Network, we’re going to stop political exploitation and make it so that you can run your country again!