What is United Citizens?
United Citizens is a global democratic membership organisation, established to shape the fourth industrial revolution for all, leaving nobody behind.
What do we do?
We organise citizens globally to campaign for human rights in the digital age.
What makes us different?
As a membership organisation, our campaigning priorities are shaped democratically by our membership. We are also global in our activity and philosophy.
What philosophy underpins United Citizens?
We stand by values and ideas of unity, citizenship, and human rights. In a phrase, we believe in democratic globalism, the idea that decisions that impact us globally should be democratically made. We believe in bridges not walls, hope not fear.
Where does United Citizens stand politically?
We are non-partisan. We work with people from all political persuasions who want to work together and unite to shape tech for good. We are not left, nor right; we are forward.
What does it mean to be a member?
Members of United Citizens vote for our campaign priorities. They can also run to be an elected representative of the community, and vote for our representatives.
Who are our founding members?
United Citizens’ members range from concerned citizens and students, to prominent campaigners including Lord Alton (human rights activist), Lord Clement-Jones (Former Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence) and Joshua Wong (Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Co-Founder of the Umbrella Movement). Our member are diverse: musicians, entrepreneurs, researchers, engineers, professors, freelancers, politicians, investors, consultants, advisors, and directors, all aged between 20 and 70.
Where are we all from?
Founding Members of United Citizens come from 10 countries, including: Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Venezuela.
Who’s behind this?
United Citizens is an initiative of The Fourth Group. The Fourth Group is a public advocacy group established to shape tech or all, leaving nobody behind. The Fourth Group has previously organised hackathons to develop tech to improve politics; hosted workshops on tech, politics, and citizenship; organised a Global Inquiry into Citizens in the Digital Age, and; runs Politics Summit, an annual gathering of leaders and citizens to discuss the most pressing political issues of our time. The Fourth Group has engaged over 250,000 people from over 160 countries through its initiatives.
What does the founding year look like for United Citizens?
In 2019, United Citizens will vote for their campaign priority and vote for our representatives. We will also launch our campaign.
How are we funded?
We are funded by our members who pay monthly or annual membership dues. This helps ensure our independence.
When was United Citizens established?
United Citizens was officially established in 2019.