Two big names in Silicon Valley are bringing their skills to the Democratic Party through a new project called Win the Future. Jeffy Fisher had the story on this week’s episode of “The Jeff Fisher Show.”
Mark Pincus, co-founder of Zynga, and Reid Hoffman, co-founder and executive chair of LinkedIn, have teamed up to launch the group and have together donated $500,000 to WTF, Recode reported. Pincus and Hoffman aim to reboot the Democratic Party by influencing the platform, changing how candidates are selected and making politics accessible to the masses.
People are invited to vote on suggested issues through the Set the Agenda component of the WTF project. Some of the ideas are making Election Day a national holiday; offering a program similar to ROTC that lets people get free engineering degrees; and protecting Sequoia National Monument.
WTF is designed to be “a new movement and force within the Democratic Party, which can act like its own virtual party,” Pincus told Recode.