BuyTwitter

BuyTwitter

Our all-volunteer group of over 200 organizers came together in September 2016, when news stories emerged that Twitter was up for sale. By December, our efforts collected over 3,300 signatures (including some 300 shareholders) on petition for Twitter to consider selling to users and forming a co-op. We also earned media coverage of our campaign in WIRED, Der Spiegel, WNYC, and the Financial Times. However, without a response to our petition from Twitter, we took our efforts to the next level – we submitted a proposal to be considered at the company’s May 2017 annual general meeting. Our core goal for this campaign is to see a “Yes” vote on our proposal, which would have Twitter, Inc. research their options for transitioning to shared ownership. Our other goal is to build capacity for future campaigns – for instance, building a robust organizing group, generating awareness about cooperative alternatives for digital platforms, and forming an asset acquisition co-op that could help facilitate the process.

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Representative: Danny Spitzberg
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