Fix Democracy Whistle-Stop Tour - Nation Wide - January 2019

Started: New Year's Eve - Old Sacramento

2019, Jan 1st until Feb 8th

LOCATION: United States of America, Rail Stops

VoteMatrix founder Robert Freeman toured the country by train to raise awareness for the VoteMatrix project.  This project will be funded through the Founding 1,000 investment program, necessary to complete the VoteMatrix project in time for the 2020 election cycle.

On December 21st 2018, Robert ended his consulting career to devote himself fully to this project. His first initiative was to reach out to people from across the country and let them know about the project and the funding need.  Following this tour, he has begun a year-long development, sales, marketing, and release cycle for the VoteMatrix project as CEO and solutions architect while continuing to seek funding for a small team of developers, marketing consultants, and political analyst interns as outlined in the project plan.



Footage of Robert from throughout the tour, distinguishable by his silver attache case with "Help VoteMatrix Save Democracy" on the side, is available on: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Rail Stops Completed 

  1. - 1/1 - Klamath Falls, OR
    In-Transit Interview
    Lodging by: The Finlay Family
    2PM - The Epicenter - Free Bowling

  2. - 1/2 - Portland, OR
    Hosted by Maureen C. and Arthur S.
    6-9PM - Code for PDX Hack Night

  3. - 1/3 - Seattle, WA
    Hosted by Susan and Jay

    Fri​ 12-6PM - Verite Coffee Meetings
    ​Fri 6-9PM - Bellevue Arts Museum
    ​Sat 3PM - TWC Seattle Learning Club

  4. - 1/6 - Glacier National Park, MT
    Camping + Backpacking AKA:Freezing his @** off  (Self-Censorship OK'd by Robert)
    Met with others driving the Going-to-the-Sun road + camping Lake McDonald
    Backpacker Interview Coming Soon

  5. - 1/8 - Fargo, ND
    Hosted by Matt Sorenson

    1PM at Panera: Reform Fargo Interview - Zac Echola
    6:30PM - geek_meet_live (SIC)

  6. - 1/9 - St Paul / Minneapolis, MN​
    11:30AM - Twin Cities Captivate User Group
    University of Minnesota - The Purple Onion

    6PM - OWASP MSP

  7. - 1/10 - Milwaukee, WI
    2PM - Dollop Coffee
    6:30PM - Games / Dinner at Oak and Shield

  8. - 1/11 - Chicago, IL
    6PM - Deep Dish with Robert

  9. - 1/14 - Toledo, OH
    Hosted by Chip and Rachelle
    12PM - Barry Bagels
    1PM - Collingwood Arts Center

  10. - 1/16 - Boston, MA
    Wed 1PM - Hot Eastern - Chinatown
    Wed 2PM - Boston Tea Party Museum
    Wed 6PM - Revolve Nation Entrepenuers
    Thu 1PM - Harvard Business School
    Thu 6:30PM - Builders and Dreamers - Jeff Stone

  11. - 1/18 - Providence, RI
    Hosted by Tom Galligan - couchsurfer
    12PM - Brown University - Joy and Justice Art Exhibit

  12. - 1/18 - New Haven, CT
    6PM - CT UXPA

  13. - 1/19 - New York, NY
    Sat - Penn Station / Wall St.
    Sun 2PM - Effective Altruism NYC

  14. 1/21 - Princeton, NJ
    Too Cold - At the hotel after a brief campus tour.

  15. 1/22 - Philadelphia, PA
    Drexel University Political Science Dept.
    Independence Hall + Liberty Bell - CLOSED due to shutdown

  16. 1/23 - Baltimore, MD
    Fort McHenry - CLOSED due to shutdown
    1PM - B&O Railroad Museum

  17. 1/23 - Washington DC
    Hosted by Micah Festerly - couchsurfer
    Smithsonian Museums - All CLOSED due to shutdown
    Wed 7PM - Privacy by Design - NoVa UX
    Thu 6PM - Rockstar Connect
    Thu - Shutdown Respite Announced

  18. 1/26 - Charlottesville, VA
    2PM - Michie Tavern and The Sowell House
    4PM - Monticello - Thomas Jefferson's home
    6PM - Community Chalkboard and Podium - A Monument to Free Speech

  19. 1/27 - Charlotte, NC
    Hosted by Syed Family
    3PM - Levine Museum of the New South
    7PM - Charlotte Philosophy Discussion Group

  20. 1/28 - Atlanta, GA
    11AM - Brunch at Egg Harbor Cafe
    4PM - Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home
    7PM - Atlanta Startup Village

  21. 1/29 - Birmingham, AL (track repair - Amtrak Bus)
    Hosted by Akash Vakharia - couchsurfer
    6PM - iRefer Social Night Networking and Food

  22. 1/30 - New Orleans, LA (track repair - Amtrak Bus)
    Hosted by Stanford Rosenthal - couchsurfer
    12PM - Jackson Square and Café Du Monde

  23. 1/30 - Jackson, MS
    Thanks to Nicole for Transportation
    Thu 7PM - Central Miss. Travel & Adventure - Amerigo
    Fri 1PM - Mississippi State Capitol Building

  24. 2/2 - Memphis, TN (train down for repair - extended stay for an extra day)
    Thanks to Ben for Lunch
    Sat 4PM - Graceland - Home of Elvis Presley
    Sun 1PM - National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel 

  25. 2/4 - Chicago, IL
    11AM - Millennium Park (Cloud Gate - The Bean)
    12PM - Giordanno's Pizza

  26. 2/5 - Omaha, NE
    1PM - Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

  27. 2/6 - Denver, CO
    Hosted by Shull Family
    Heavy Snow and Train Delay
    1PM - Denver Art Museum

  28. 2/8 - Roseville, CA (VoteMatrix HQ)
    The End of This Tour ... 1 Year of Software Development for 2020

     

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