Melody Shekari and Brenda McCoplin
Project: Which Candidate Are You Quiz
Program: Civic Engagement Challenge — "How can we use creativity to increase civic engagement in Chattanooga?"
It can be hard to keep tabs on who is running for local political offices, and even harder to get a clear sense of their goals. People who have held office before have a track record to point to, but it is nearly impossible to know how closely a new candidate aligns with your personal values. This interactive quiz aims to make it simple and personal for all citizens to be informed local voters. During local elections, participants will answer a series of questions that will reveal which candidate best-aligns with their personal values and political opinions. Increasing interest in local government through this personalized and easily-shareable online quiz can result in higher voter turnout, with a big impact on our city.
The Causeway Challenge is an ideas contest centered around a specific question, that empowers individuals to pilot their ideas for community change, with grassroots funding and hands-on coaching.