The Fix had a nice write up on the “early access” launch of Ruck.us this morning.
Ruck.us launches: Two Democratic operatives — Nathan Daschle and Ray Glendening — have launched Ruck.us, a new site designed to “give a home to the politically homeless,” according to Daschle.
Using either a Facebook or Twitter sign in, a user is prompted to pick a handful of issues considered most important to them and then to take a profile quiz designed to fine-tune where an individual comes down on each issue.
Communities are then created, connecting people online through common issue sets rather than a specific political party.
“The plain truth is that America has outgrown its two parties, and our hope is that Ruck.us can use technology to provide a more contemporary and meaningful avenue for political engagement,” said Daschle.
Daschle is a former executive director of the Democratic Governors Association; Glendening served as political director at the DGA in the 2010 election and also spent time at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).