Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New Billboard Locations - End of Session Nears - SHARE

New Locations for Billboards
The first week of billboard display was successful. This week there are 2 new locations to view the billboards:


For 7 days starting May 11, 2015
Board #3: St. Paul - located on the north side of westbound 1-94 near White Bear Ave

Board #4: Vadnais Heights - located at the intersection of 1-694 & I-35E just east of Egerton St - viewable by southbound traffic.

End of Legislative Session Nears - Now's the Time the SHARE
The MN Legislative Session must end Monday, May 18. This means this is the last week to SHARE the Stop the MN Gas Tax Hike message and create real-world impact.

Visit https://www.galt.io/missions/NoGasTax/ and click the Share Button to help your friends and family know you support this effort!

Share this Mission

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

All #NoGasTax Ads Available

The ads paid for by the Stop MN Gas Tax Hike Mission are available. Now it's up to you to help make this campaign successful!

Billboard Ad
The billboard ad is displaying on 2 digital billboards. One - the closest to the State Capital - is in St Paul while the other is on the heavily-traveled I-494 near the Airport/Mall of America.

These boards will display at these locations through the rest of this week with another 2 boards scheduled to start displaying next Monday in 2 new locations.

Billboard Design and Location Display Map


Visit https://www.galt.io/missions/NoGasTax/ to see the final design and location map detail.

Be sure to check these billboards out during your commute - and tell your friends that you helped make them happen with your contribution to this mission!

Radio and TV Ads
Both the radio and TV ads are posted on https://www.galt.io/missions/NoGasTax/.

Listen to the Stop the MN Gas Tax Hike Radio Ad featuring Jason Lewis

View the Stop the MN Gas Tax Mission TV Ad featuring Jason Lewis


IT'S NOW UP TO YOU
Since the fundraising goal to broadcast over the air was not met, it is now up to you to help get the message out. Share it with your friends, post it on Facebook, Tweet it to your followers, post the link on blogs you comment on, embed the mission on your website. Share the message any way you can think of. Every share helps.

Here is your chance to make real impact by sharing the ads. Go to https://www.galt.io/missions/NoGasTax/ and click SHARE to make a difference.



Thank you to all who supported this Mission.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Billboard Display Dates & Locations Announced

The dates and locations for the Billboard Ad display have been determined. 2 digital billboards will display as follows:

7 days starting May 4, 2015
7 days starting May 11, 2015

Visit https://www.galt.io/missions/nogastax/ for location detail and map.

Be sure to share this information with your friends - let them know you helped get these billboards up for real-world change!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Radio Ad Ready to SHARE, Billboard Ad Design Approved and TV Ad Update

Here are the last two Galt.io Updates

Billboard Ad Design Approved - TV Ad Update
Galt.io Update for April 30, 2015

The Billboard Ad final design is now available on the Stop The MN Gas Tax Hike Mission. Go to https://www.galt.io/NoGasTax/ to view.


Dates and Locations for the billboard ad display will be posted soon. Check back to see if it's on your commute!

The TV ad was filmed yesterday and is in editing. We'll post it as soon as we have it.

And please continue to SHARE the radio ad - you're the best method for getting the word out.

Radio Ad Now Available to Share
Galt.io Update for April 27, 2015

The Radio Ad is now available on the Stop The MN Gas Tax Hike Mission. Go to https://www.galt.io/NoGasTax/ and scroll to listen to Jason's commercial.

We've posted the ad on SoundCloud so you can listen to it there as well.

It's now up to all of you to share this ad - not enough funds were collected to broadcast it on the radio. However, with a little bit of sharing from all of you, we know we'll get the message out. Just go to the ad and you'll see a SHARE button which will provide a way to email, post to Facebook or Twitter - or provide a link to the Mission so everyone can listen to Jason's message.

Thanks for your continued support.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Rescue Ends Tonight - Allocate Your Funds & Get Others Involved by 11:59 Tonight

The Stop MN Gas Tax Hike Mission is in the final hours of rescue. This is the last chance for people to get involved and be part of this historic event that will change the course of politics in our country. Your support of this Mission will help set the stage for creating your own missions on the issues and candidates you care about, so even if the MN Gas Tax isn't top of your lists, the success of this Mission is crucial.

Over the weekend, a number of grassroots activists have supported the Mission by posting updates and messages within the Galt.io Community. We've shared one such update below and it's well worth the read as this type of grassroots activity is crucial to any mission.

Funding levels for the spending proposals are noted below (as of the time this email was written). Please view the most current results at https://www.galt.io/missions/NoGasTax/ and make sure your allocations are up to date. All unallocated pledges will be re-allocated to successfully funded proposals at the close of the Mission.

The Rescue period will end TONIGHT, April 21 at 11:59pm CT. Now is the time to be part of history and help make this Mission a success. PLEASE SHARE THIS MISSION WITH YOUR FRIENDS!



Member Update:
Galt.IO is about taking action.  It’s time to learn from our experience and kick it into high gear

Frankly, I have followed the Mission and the Cause for a couple of months.  I have been puzzled by the relative lack of activity with the Cause and the limited number of dollars contributed by a limited number of persons to the Mission.  The Cause is closed when the Gas Tax passes.

Should the proposed Gas Tax become law, each of you that operate motor vehicles will spend far more dollars yearly than the average contribution to date for the Mission.  Go figure.

Speaking for myself, I cannot pass up the opportunity to combine my contribution with like minded persons to impact the confiscatory tax environment of the state in which I reside.  Can you?

#1.  Forward the email from Alex Huff to your like minded friends, family and coworkers.  Ask them if they believe paying a higher gas tax is a good thing for them and their family.  Ask them to follow the link and contribute by credit card while they still have the opportunity.

#2.  Calculate your own estimated dollar value for the Gas Tax.  Now, multiply that by the number of years that you plan to reside in Minnesota.  I suggest that figure as a reasonable amount to supplement your contribution to date or to make your initial contribution.  Be brave!

#3.  Contact your legislators via email, snail mail or show up in his/her office.  Let them know how the Gas Tax negatively impacts your family. Be persuasive!

Submitted by @bird

CURRENT FUNDING

Proposal: Viral Video
Minimum Goal: $5,000.00
Stretch Goal: $15,000.00
Current Funding: $580.65
Status: Minimum Goal Not Met

Proposal: Billboard Ad   
Minimum Goal: $1,600.00
Stretch Goal: $3,400.00
Current Funding: $2,394.08
Status: Minimum Goal Met - Ad will display

Proposal: TV Ad
Minimum Goal: $1,500.00
Stretch Goal: $11,500.00
Current Funding: $1,600.52
Status: Minimum Goal Met - Ad will be produced and broadcast online

Proposal: Radio Ad
Minimum Goal: $500.00
Stretch Goal: $6,500.00
Current Funding: $859.07
Status: Minimum Goal Met - Ad will be produced and broadcast online

Proposal: Newspaper Full Page Ad
Minimum Goal: $7,000.00
Stretch Goal: None
Current Funding: $458.57
Status: Minimum Goal Not Met

Proposal: Metro Transit Bus Ad
Minimum Goal: $14,500.00
Stretch Goal: None
Current Funding: $186.11
Status: Minimum Goal Not Met

Friday, April 17, 2015

Mission Rescue Underway - Your Help Needed

The NoGasTax Mission reached it's deadline and is now ready for Rescue. The Rescue process provides additional time to see how the funding allocations ended, rescue the Proposals needing additional funds and/or invite others to help fund proposals you want to rescue.



Here's what you can do:

1) Go to https://www.galt.io/missions/NoGasTax/ - review the Proposals to see if they reached the Minimum Goal
2) If you have previously pledged and want to move your allocation to a different Proposal, click "EDIT ALLOCATIONS"
3) If you want to add funds to Rescue a Proposal - click "ADD FUNDS"
4) To invite others to help Rescue a Proposal, click "RECRUIT" - this will allow you to send an email and/or share the Mission on Facebook & Twitter

At the end of the Rescue period (Monday, April 21 at 11:59pm CT), Proposals that have not reached their Minimum Goal will be unfunded. Any funds allocated to them will be redistributed to the Proposals that are successfully funded.

Also note: Some proposals have met their Minimum Goal yet lack funds to fully complete the Proposal. An example of this is the Radio Ad Proposal. As of this writing, the Minimum Goal ($500.00) has been met. However, the ad will not be broadcast unless the Stretch Goal ($6,500.00) is met. As a result, this Proposal could use your attention as they need more funding to get the radio ad on the air.

Full details on the funding of each proposal is below - all are as of the time this update was written and will likely have changed by the time you read this email. Please visit https://www.galt.io/missions/NoGasTax/ to see the current totals.

The Rescue period will end Monday, April 21 at 11:59pm CT. Now is the time to be part of history and help make this Mission a success.  

PLEASE SHARE THIS MISSION WITH YOUR FRIENDS!




SPENDING PROPOSAL RESCUE

Proposal: Viral Video
Minimum Goal: $5,000.00
Stretch Goal: $15,000.00
Current Funding: $512.44
Status: Minimum Goal Not Met

Proposal: Billboard Ad   
Minimum Goal: $1,600.00
Stretch Goal: $3,400.00
Current Funding: $2,358.70
Status: Minimum Goal Met - Ad will be produced and displayed on billboard

Proposal: TV Ad
Minimum Goal: $1,500.00
Stretch Goal: $11,500.00
Current Funding: $1,544.74
Status: Minimum Goal Met - Ad will be produced but will not broadcast until Stretch Goal met

Proposal: Radio Ad
Minimum Goal: $500.00
Stretch Goal: $6,500.00
Current Funding: $775.34
Status: Minimum Goal Met - Ad will be produced but will not broadcast until Stretch Goal met

Proposal: Newspaper Full Page Ad
Minimum Goal: $7,000.00
Stretch Goal: None
Current Funding: $502.04
Status: Minimum Goal Not Met

Proposal: Metro Transit Bus Ad
Minimum Goal: $14,500.00
Stretch Goal: None
Current Funding: $222.80
Status: Minimum Goal Not Met

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Time to Make History - Message from Alex Huff

Dear Members,

Today marks an extremely significant milestone for us, the GALT.io community. The first Mission (https://www.galt.io/missions/NoGasTax/) is coming to an end and as a result we will have billboards, video and audio ads that have been funded and will put pressure on the politicians to hear our collective voice.

Although it may seem somewhat trivial, this is a truly historic event. Our community has created a first-of-its-kind political organization based around small donations going directly toward outreach that is 100% directed by members. This is a fully automated Super PAC that has the potential to change the trajectory of our politics and our country by giving a voice back to the people to protect THEIR OWN SPECIAL INTERESTS. I am honored to be a part of it and want to answer some questions to shed further light on where we are in the process, decisions we’ve made and why.

Why the No Gas Tax Issue? Why Minnesota?
The reason we have chosen the topic and jurisdiction we have for this first Mission is to test the system, specifically the Federal & State Campaign Finance regulations. The advent of Super PACs opened up the door to be able to do this kind of direct advocacy, but the rules are different for Issue Advocacy, Independent Expenditures and Campaign/Ballot Initiatives compounded by Federal, 50 State, 5-7 Pseudo-state and a dozen or so major Municipalities. Due to the ridiculous nature of this matrix of laws, we wanted to go through the process of filing, reporting and executing this first Mission with the least complexity possible, so we chose a single state issue that is strictly issue advocacy.

The Mission ends tonight, what happens next?
The NoGasTax Mission will end tonight at 11:59 PM CDT. Once the clock strikes midnight, the Mission will transition into the “Rescue” phase. The Rescue will show the funds raised for each Spending Proposal with the included Unallocated funds. The unallocated funds will be distributed amongst the proposals based on the percentage of Allocated funds each proposal received. (example:  before the Rescue, Proposal A has $750 pledged, Proposal B has $250 pledged and the Unallocated pool has $100. The Unallocated pool is split 75/25. Proposal A's total = $825, Proposal B's total = $275). Then the Rescue begins. Members can reallocate their donations, add more funds and rally around the proposals they want to meet their goals by sharing it with others. The Rescue will continue for 5 days and the Mission will be complete at 11:59 PM CDT on Monday, April 20, 2015.

What happens after the "Rescue"?
Once the Mission is complete, all funds will be distributed to the Proposals. Proposals that do not meet their goals will have the funds allocated to them returned back to the pool and reallocated until all funds are distributed to successful proposals. Once that process is final, the funds will be distributed to the Producers/Vendors and the ads will be created and broadcast schedule set.

What happens after the No Gas Tax Mission is complete?

After the Mission is complete, the ads run and the politicians are put on notice, we will have a short cooling off period where we see what the implications of these actions are from various Campaign Finance agencies. We will take that, along with gathering the data from ALL jurisdictions and create the first standardized Campaign Finance reporting platform and then ... open it up to you. This will allow any member to create a Mission, get it funded, receive proposals from vendors and essentially run their own Super PAC within the share technology and legal infrastructure. We are giving you the same power to shape our country that is currently reserved for Billionaires.

Please join me in making this first shot across the bow as big as it can be. Fund the Mission and/or Proposal of your choice. Call, email, text, tweet, fax and tell all your friends and ask them to be a part of this historic event too. 

I welcome your comments, questions and feedback. Please feel free to contact me at alex(at)galt.io.

Sincerely,

Alex Huff
President/CTO
GALT.io