Important Update

I think we need to issue a vote with all the options outlined on this post. Maybe we could have a deadline soon to allow for extra voting if needed. @fourthwall_dragon could we get a poll with all the options purposed in the next couple days?

I think we need a sort of a straw poll process here.

So far, few votes have been casted, so we cannot assert that those polls would be, at this point, an acceptable gauge of the community’s priorities and favorite ideas. It has been proven in the past that this community responds to @cenkuygur 's call to action via TYT’s live main show(there was considerable increase in engagement).

I would suggest an extended deadline for that list to be sent to @alison_hartson , since the holidays were in the middle and people is returning to activities on Monday. But we will have to wait on their input for this.

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Your points are well taken. I will make an observation that it is a bit of a timidity issue but it also maybe a bit of a conceptual misunderstanding behind supporting a user vs their idea.

I am not sure if this would solve it but I think this next vote should strip out users identity, and place the ideas in competition with one another. Maybe at which point we could discuss ideas that could merge or be reformed. I think it would be great if we could work with ideas without having to defend a reputation of those whom purposed them.

What do you think of that?

We do have an engagement issue it would appear. I am maybe that is what we need to brainstorm on.

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I think the move is we make an aggregate poll as I purposed, but we also mash your idea for more time, and a boost from Cenk with a shout out.

So maybe we ask for a bit more time to do final vote. We aggregate the list by Dec 1. Then Cenk could give it a little boost, and he could hype that fact we crowd sourced the contents. This would possible work well to get voting engagement.

I agree that a call out on the main show, possibly a mention on TDR and Indisputable as well, would vastly boost involvement. I think that having these topics detached from any user’s name is a great idea as well.
It is a short window Cenk was asking this to happen in, but I think we should see what the end of the week brings. We definitely want more engagement, but he probably asked for the Dec 1 deadline for a reason.
I’ve asked in a couple other conversations, is there any inclusion or talk of this call to action on the other social media platforms that include TYT members?
After the vote happens and the list is posted we should keep it going in perpetuity, especially since people can go back and change their votes. Good way to help keep a narrow focus.

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Alright let me take a swing at the assignment here since we’re two days from deadline lol. Been lurking around and most of my priorities have already been said in much more articulate ways so hopefully this a list people can agree on. I’m not a lawyer so I was kinda shying away from writing “legislation” but for the sake of the mission here goes…

  1. Priority: Anti-Corruption Measures

A) Spotlight Bill - Any group, organization, or non-profit donating to any federal, state, or local election must disclose the identity of any donor, funder, or corporate entity who’s funds have been bundled for their donations or operations.

B) Federal

C) While I would love to ban the use of PACs and all that nonsense. That’s step 2. I think we should focus first on bringing to light all this “dark money”. I wish to know whose money is going to which politician because when you know who’s bought them the reasons for their actions are easier to highlight. I firmly believe the term dark money has no place in our political discourse. If we can get this small win I think we can use it as a building block to hopefully overturning Citizen’s United and the such.

  1. Priority: Economic Reform

A) Federal Minimum Wage/Paid Family Leave

B) Federal

C) While I can’t be the one to determine the actual number we should land on. My ideal legislation would tie the minimum wage to inflation in some way like how I believe Social Security recipients get cost of living adjustments. As measly as they might be so I’ve heard. I think Bernie is at 17 now but we’re not even at 15. So I think this is just simple populist logic. Same with paid family leave. We have the polls. Get the workers and mothers behind us. That’s always the way to winning no?

  1. Priority: Healthcare Reform

A) Medicare/Medicaid negotiate on ALL drugs.

B) Federal

C) Honestly I think there are probably a million ways to improve our healthcare system whether it is within the confines of capitalism or a complete overhaul of it with M4A. Since I am trying to focus on wins that get the ball rolling on our priorities I think this is a fight we can pick back up. Then maybe loftier goals like the public option.

In conclusion I presented things with priorities in mind because I think the synergy of these three is what is gonna result in the most people joining our fight. The legislation resulting from them is but a shot on goal. We miss? We just come back from a new angle. A new play. A new strategy.


@alison_hartson Can you answer a couple question regarding the submission tomorrow?

I’ll do my best - how can I help?


Hello @alison_hartson ,

I don’t know if this was one the questions @enduser intended to make but it is one we have been entertaining as we have been interacting. I tried to reach him on discord but to no avail.

We were wondering if there was the possibility of a shout out from Cenk on the live show for people to come and vote for legislation ideas that were requested. I say that because there have been little votes/activity on the forum and last time Cenk made a call to action via the show it proved to be highly effective.

Is that something that is in the realm of possible?


Hi there! I can certainly ask.



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Climate change is my top priority.

a. Declare climate change a national emergency. We need to significantly reduce our use of oil, coal, and methane. Provide incentives for renewable energy, public transportation, and electric cars.
b. Federal
c. To save the Earth. We all live on the same planet. This is the only planet we have. This is something that everyone should be able to get behind.

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@fourthwall_dragon Has got it I think we have some good ideas. It would be great to get a wider audience interacting with these ideas. Is it possible to get all the suggestions in a single poll? I think we could use a polling page similar to that of if possible.

Maybe also is a banner on the main page to promote the poll possible?

Is the deadline extendable? I think we could circle the wagons, and pick 3 tomorrow if needed.

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Having more people participate can be nice, but in this early stage, having a smaller number of people may actually be better. Voting would be the easiest way to arrive at a decision if there were dozens of people in this conversation, but consensus is always better than voting when it is feasible. As a result, we’d really love to see this group here do the following (see below).

Once we have that list of 3 possibilities, Cenk, myself, and others will take a look to see what feedback we have and if a poll at that time would make sense.

Let’s extend today’s deadline to this Tuesday, December 5. Does that help?

Let me know if you have any questions in the meantime! Thanks so much for all you’re doing!


  1. Agree on the top three pieces of legislation for our community to organize around in order to create real change in the real world.

  2. For each of the three pieces of legislation, explain
    (a) WHAT the legislation is,
    (b) whether it’s at the federal level or other, and
    (c) WHY you think it should be the one we focus on.

  3. Agree to one person who will post this list and tag me.


@fourthwall_dragon can you post all the summaries you made so far when you converted these replies into polls? Can you also add any that have been recently added?

@smith_rick87 can you take @fourthwall_dragon summaries and add them to the rank choice voting service you found? If we could get you to post that link to that vote as a reply in this post that would be awesome!

Also anyone that would like to be the official submitter could throw their hat in the ring.

Thanks, yes should do nicely.

Also I would like to say these ideas are roughed out. I would like to encourage a development cycle approach when crafting these ideas. With that said they are very rough right now, but we could offer more detail if given a longer time period.


I can certainly do all that. I do have a contention about the external site: it allows for more than 1 voting per person, however, it could just be that I overlooked that specific feature on the list of settings. I created an account before being informed by @smith_rick87 that you didn’t have to in order to cast a vote.


I maybe wrong but it seems like a feature we may want for our own purposes anyway. I consider this a work around right now.

I can always jump in and get this done if we don’t hear back from rick in day or so.

No problem at all. Let’s see what ya’ll come up with on Tuesday and if we agree that more time is needed for details we can figure that out, but we may not really need that much detail until later.


Thank you, Alison. We will have the deliverables readily available for your use in accordance with the requirement. Computation shall be performed on Dec 4th to achieve this without any delay.


Fabulous! Thanks everyone!