How Everyday Americans Can Make a Difference with Matt Knoedler
Notes from the Producer
Matt Knoedler talks with Andrew about how the everyday citizen can make a difference in America. Matt’s own political career was the inspiration for CaucusRoom - an app that connects pro-freedom Americans in every county in the nation, empowering them to take action in local politics and make real changes for freedom at the state and local level.
So many freedom-loving Americans are frustrated with the state of the country and with their perceived inability to change things. But they have more power than they know. CaucusRoom is a free, easy-to-use platform that helps them wield that power effectively.
Matt Talks About
His time on Capitol Hill and decision to return to his home state of Colorado to engage in local politics.
His successful campaign for a hotly contested state legislature seat.
Matt’s experience of the dirty politics that were later explored in the book The Blueprint: How Democrats Won Colorado (and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care).
The retail politics of Silicon Valley.
How Uber used its app to circumvent a policy which the taxi industry had lobbied for, attempting to keep competition out of the business.
How grassroots Republicans show up year after year not because of specific candidates, but because of principles.
CaucusRoom: how to sign up, what to use it for and its remarkable community of pro-freedom members in every single county in America.
The need for poll watchers and election judges, and the opportunity for volunteer and paid work around elections.
What’s new this primary season: voter turnout is through the roof and constituents are expressing deep concern about their kids’ schools, crime, and inflation.
Katie's Favorite Quotes
"I had a multi-billion-dollar idea and all I did was run a bill in the legislature when I could have started a company...that was a huge lesson for me."
"What I’ve found though, over the years, is that everybody’s working really hard to try to do the right thing, but somehow the left is always a few steps ahead of us, especially on campaign finance, and even on upstream stuff – culture and even business."
“They’re [voters] worried about their kids’ schools, they’re worried about crime in a big, big way, and they’re worried about inflation.”
-Matt Knoedler, CaucusRoom CEO
Step 1: Go to Caucusroom.com and sign up (go through both steps of the verification so they know you’re not a liberal troll). Full verified members can easily find their county feed and figure out what to do to help!
Step 2: The next time you’re tempted to complain about how bad things are, ask yourself what you’re doing about it. If you haven’t done anything lately, log into CaucusRoom and see what you can do to help!
Step 3: There’s more than one way to solve a problem. Got an ‘Uber idea’ for a policy problem? Do something with it!
In this Episode:
I know we’ve been sending some very actionable opportunities your way lately. Last week we introduced you to Moms for America (if you haven’t signed up yet – it’s not too late!). And this week we have another easy way for you to find something to do to get back to freedom in America.
That’s all, folks! Join me next week for another inspiring show!
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