LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Filibuster - the nation's social app for politics - launched phase one of its FREE app available on the Android and Apple platforms. Filibuster allows voters to get involved in the national debate, providing its users with a forum to discuss politics in the way it was meant to be discussed – passionately and without filters. The app is designed to give citizens a voice without fear of reprisal, empowering them to affect real change.
Bay Area tech entrepreneur Derek Garnier and his partner Jon Beck, a political Independent and a Democrat, view Filibuster as a tool in the emerging transpartisan movement. As such, they've engaged the respected GOP firm Toft Public Affairs to help them reach across the aisle. From progressives to conservative activists, thought leaders from across the political spectrum are expressing enthusiastic support for this innovative new app.
"Whether you think Donald Trump is all the rage…or a racist, you have a right to express your opinion without suffering personal or financial repercussions," says former California State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly. "Political correctness as enforced on social media platforms is the death of free speech and real debate in this country."
Recent public opinion polling shows people are uncomfortable discussing politics on traditional social media networks. This last year an alarming 26% of people surveyed admitted to hiding, blocking, or defriending someone on other social media platforms due to a political post.
"But that's all about to change," according to Filibuster creator Derek Garnier. "Filibuster is going to change the way that we have discussions about politics in our nation and is likely to spark a revolution in modern political discourse. The app provides our users with the option of public anonymity, as well as the ability to rate and communicate with elected leaders without fear of retribution."
As part of the movement to empower citizens, Filibuster's beta release was designed to offer basic functionality while encouraging users to suggest the features they most want in future versions. "This app is all about citizen engagement," Garnier said. "Do our users want virtual debates? Tele-town halls with their elected officials? Gamification elements? We'll be rolling out additional features in the coming months and plan to include features offered by our users."
To download the free app or for more information visit www.GetFilibuster.com