Forward
Forward Democracy is an innovation studio for civil society and technology, focused on the twin aims of defending and developing democracy in our digital era. Products include Swap My Vote and Save Our Future
Swap My Vote
Swap My Vote helps voters find a voting partner, to help make their vote count under the iniquitous 'First Past the Post' electoral system.
Save our Future
Save our Future is a WhatsApp cascade, sharing important information on how to defend democracy, and making it easy to send a message to friends and groups on the messaging platform.
Brits abroad: Use your overseas vote!
Simplifying the complicated: a quiz-like guide to help Brits abroad register and nominate a proxy in time for the General Election 2019 #GE2019.
Swap My Vote is live for #GE2019
Swap My Vote is now open for vote swapping in the UK General election, on the 12th December 2019 Click to go through to the...
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Plea from a Brit in the EU
So many Brits in the EU can't vote in this election, but you can. Think of us on 12 December!
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Plea from someone who loves an EU citizen
My friends and family from the rest of the EU can't vote in this election, but you can. Use your voice!
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Plea from an EU citizen
I can't vote in this election, but you can. Think of me on 12th December!
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Future Friday VII | Mental Health & Technology – 30th May 2019
How can technology help support better mental health? Instead of building spaces that breed toxic behaviour like trolling and bullying, are there ways to use...
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GOTV with WhatsApp
We've released another version of our WhatsApp tool that helps spread a pro-democracy message through our social graph on that network - this time to help...
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Freedom Films VIII: The Babushkas of Chernobyl – 7th June 2019
The Babushkas of Chernobyl (2015, Dir. Holly Morris, Anne Bogart, 71 mins) is this month's curated Freedom Film Club film. In the radioactive Dead Zone...
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🇪🇺 in 🇬🇧? Register to 🗳 – and 📣
We have relaunched Save our Future, with messages in 13 new European languages, providing a simple way to send a message to  European friends and...
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Freedom Films VII: Persepolis – 1st May 2019
Persepolis is this month's curated Freedom Film Club film The story of this animated film follows a young girl as she comes of age against...
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Future Friday VI | Narratives for Progress: Climate Change – 26th April 2019
Which narratives and ways of framing the seminal challenge of our age have the best chance of helping us meet that challenge, climate change? What...
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Freedom Films VI: Malcolm X – 5th April 2019
Malcolm X (1925–1965) was an American human rights activist and Muslim minister who was a hugely important figure in the civil rights movement. Best known...
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Supporting Local Democracy Through Data
Democracy Club is a hugely important initiative that has as its mission "An ambitious goal to provide accurate, non-partisan information on every election and candidate...
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Forward

Forward Democracy is an innovation studio for civil society and technology, focused on the twin aims of defending and developing democracy in our digital era.

Founded by the same team as the Swap my Vote platform, we have so far helped thousands of voters make their votes count in the UK’s 2015 and 2017 general elections, and have opened the platform with significant improvements for the UK General Election on December 12th 2019.

We are building a community of civic-minded technologists to further forward democracy and the civic realm.

We are members of Tech for UK and are working to defend public debate and democratic means during the process of Britain’s proposed exit from the EU. Products launched include Save our Future, a WhatsApp ‘cascade’ built to spread calls to action rapidly during the fast developing Brexit process; we have also exec- produced the Brexit comparison site Compare the Brexit.

Please get in touch if you’d like to be involved in similar projects.

Let’s push things forward.

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