A little about us

People's Voicemail is a social enterprise that operates as a PBC (public benefit corporation).

That means we put bettering society before bettering profits. It's written in our company's DNA. Below is our company charter.

Our company charter

01. We are dedicated to connecting the values of people with their institutions.

A. People's Voicemail will strive to bridge communication gaps between constituents and elected officials.

B. People's Voicemail will always support and serve citizens who want to excercise their voice, and the leaders who care to listen.

C. People's Voicemail will establish and bolster initiatives that increase voter turnout.

02. We are devoted to helping communities democratize speech.

A. People's Voicemail will champion constructive civil discourse and work to lift people out of their echo chambers.

B. People's Voicemail will foster an environment that decreases politcal polarization.

C. People's Voicemail will partner with organizations on efforts that seek to strengthen the social fabric of their community.

03. We are committed to advancing civic engagement technology.

A. People's Voicemail will build tools and provide resources that enhance the way modern communities engage and connect.

B. People's Voicemail will help people and politicians separate the signal from the noise when communicating with one another.

C. People's Voicemail will develop and maintain channels that make public participation in politics simple, secure, and accessible.

founder

“There’s a lot of distrust in institutions right now so my goal was to design something that has never existed—a novel way for constituents to interface with their government and community—so that we could build that trust back.”

social enterprise - an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in financial, social and environmental well-being—this may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders. As a consumer, buying from a social enterprise is one of the most impactful methods of supporting positive social change and your community.

PBC - short for Public Benefit Corporation, it’s a specific type of corporation that allows for public benefit to be a charter purpose in addition to the traditional corporate goal of maximizing profit for shareholders.

The above was adapted from Wikipedia under the creative commons license.

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