Campaign Reply is the first iteration of our new product, Start A Fire.
Campaign Reply allowed NGOs to petition MPs, run bespoke petitions and track responses from petition targets - a major innovation and nearly always essential for a legislative reform campaign.
The software was used by a number of major NGOs and an upstart political party to recruit new candidates. The team behind Campaign Reply is now working on Start A Fire, but the software is still available for use.
One fun iteration of Campaign Reply was a simple platform during the 2015 UK general election that allowed civil society groups to ask parliamentary candidates from across the political spectrum questions so citizens could understand their views on certain issues. Candidate Q&As is still online and the source code is open source on Github thanks to Democracy Club.
Campaign Reply Team
Ed has been building web applications for two decades. His other specialities are web scrapers, databases, and search engines. He worked for five years at the Internet Archive with Internet visionaries Aaron Swartz, Brewster Kahle, Ted Nelson, Jason Scott, and John Gilmore.
Ed is a director of the Internet Archive UK. He has contributed to Wikipedia, Open Library, Wikimedia Commons, Debian, OpenStreetMap, Wikidata, Linux and BusyBox.
Mike has nearly a decade's experience of government relations and strategic communications for business and charitable clients.
He has run high profile campaigns on Belarus and Azerbaijan and is the author of a number of reports including The EU and freedom of expression; Burma: Freedom of Expression in Transition and is a contributor to Palgrave Macmillan's forthcoming book Media Law and Ethics in the 21st Century.