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A lot of Americans feel frustrated that Congress isn’t responding to massive problems, like climate change, and they don’t know what to do to get their representatives to do something. Some donate to campaigns. Some try big public protests. Some bring their kids to confront a senator about it. Billy DeLancey says he’s got a more effective way: Hire a lobbyist.

DeLancey founded Lobbyists 4 Good after watching how Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign was about to capture mass enthusiasm and raise tons of money through small donors. After a few tweaks to his idea, he settled on this system: People can submit a proposal for an issue. If it raises $5,000 in 100 days through crowdfunding, he’ll hire a lobbyist for one month to take the issue to Capitol Hill.

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