The Burg is a digital public square. In short, we lower the barriers to access your community, local news, and local politics.
We funnel local news and local reps directly to verified voters, and we place voters (and nonvoters) in their actual voting districts. We have so many spaces for online communities, but no online space for our actual community. Democracy works from the bottom up, not top down and the local level is where you wield the most power.
The Burg automatically refreshes local news at 8 AM and 3 PM every day, always keeping you up to date with what is happening in your area.
*Verified Voters in Your Real Community
Your Burg is made up of the real people that live and vote in your city. We've set up our algorithm to directly reflect your community - which means we rely on your upvotes and downvotes to sort the best content. All voting is anonymous and can vote on any post or comment you want - no strings attached.
Ever had a conversation that didn’t completely change your mind but made you go “hmm”. It’s a reminder there are infinite perspectives. Hit the infinity symbol and let someone know their post or conversation made you think.
*How to Post
You can directly post on The Burg in 3 ways: 1. write a post 2. submit a link 3. organize an event. Speak you peice, share a riveting article, or organize a volunteer event. We make it easy to stay abreast of the information and act on it.
We designed The Burg to host real back and forths, agreements, disagreements, and hopefully meeting in the middle. Conversations are the lifeblood of The Burg, so have them - even the tough ones.
You are one of the very first users on The Burg and it's up to you to set the tone. If there is something going on in your community, this is the place to share it.