Lobby3 is a new Web3 community designed to give the people a stronger voice in Washington, DC — so we can build a more prosperous economic future together.
The emergence of Web3 offers a historic opportunity — to decentralize economic opportunity, eliminate barriers to financial inclusion, combat poverty, and advance the human condition.
Unfortunately, ill-informed and poorly-designed policy can prevent Web3 from reaching its full potential.
That’s why we’re building Lobby3 — a first-of-its-kind project to fund effective policy advocacy and educate lawmakers about the positive potential of Web3.
Web3 technologies offer significant pathways to improve our economy – expanding and decentralizing economic opportunity. We are only beginning to explore the positive potential for Web3.
Here are several example use cases we plan to share with lawmakers:
A decentralized network of blockchain-based hotspots can be created by offering crypto payments to individuals who purchase and place the hot spots.
Blockchain-based record keeping assists tracking and transparency at every stage of the supply chain, from material sourcing through production and delivery.
Patients can access and own their medical data across health systems and insurers. Connected wearables can monitor vitals or find lost dementia patients.
Individual citizens can financially support their city and grow its crypto treasury. This localized approach generates revenue without tax increases.
Direct financial transactions can occur between two parties with reduced payment fees, expedited processing times, and overall transactional freedom.
Charitable donations can be tracked through to their final destination, bypassing potentially corrupt officials to assist those in need of direct financial support.
Consumers can be connected directly to creators, providing the early-stage funds for people to start their own businesses and market their products/services.
Individuals regain ownership and control of their data with the added security of encryption. They can permit their data to be sold and receive compensation.
1. Lawmaker Education
- Meet directly with bipartisan lawmakers and their senior staff
- Convene roundtables with industry experts and public service providers
- Host “Crypto 101” training series
- Offer a neutral perspective on the positive potential of Web3
2. Innovative Policy & Research Partnerships
- Gather research on Web3’s potential impact
- Conduct policy analyses and advance bipartisan legislation
- Collect, package, and deliver constituent stories to lawmakers
- Potential Partnership – Aspen Institute Financial Security Program and other innovative players
3. State & Local Partnerships
- Facilitate conversations with local elected officials such as governors, state legislators, and mayors
- Coordinate with advocacy organizations in fields that benefit from Web3
- Demonstrate the efficacy of Web3 technologies through state/local pilots and demonstrations
4. Pilot Programs
- In key states and districts across the country, our advocacy team will forge partnerships with Governors, Mayors and other local elected officials to run Web3 pilot programs.
- Demonstrate the capacity of blockchain technology to reduce poverty, lift barriers to financial inclusion, and create greater economic opportunity for marginalized communities.
Purchasing a Lobby3 general membership token means you’ll be supporting proactive efforts to give the people a new voice on Capitol Hill, and you’ll be joining the group of like-minded thought-leaders, innovators, and Web3 enthusiasts who will have a front row seat to shaping a collective future that advances the positive economic impact of blockchain technology.
Through community votes, roundtable discussions with policy leaders, and exclusive events, Lobby3 token holders will participate in building a new community for the Web3 ecosystem. As a community, we will prioritize and propose new policy, and aggregate new ideas that need to be top of mind for our leaders.
Lobby3 tiers one and two will be available as a token. Our goal is to make this community accessible to as many people as possible, while also meaningfully moving the needle with well-resourced advocacy in Washington D.C. Each minted token adds your unique avatar to the National Mall, and as more community members join Lobby3, the National Mall will fill with our members.
Founding members of Lobby3 will be joining an exclusive group of invite-only leaders looking to put major resources to work for high-impact lobbying efforts.
We want to build not only a world-class lobbying operation, but also create an infrastructure for the web3 community to share ideas and concerns to our leaders in DC.
Thus, the Lobby3 DAO is designed for any community member to contribute policy ideas, vote on where the community stands, and voice their opinion on where a portion of funds raised should go.
Primary areas of focus for the DAO:
The DAO will be regularly polled about policy priorities and concerns and the outcomes of these polls will help set the lobbying agenda. Members are also welcome to introduce proposals for action around particular issue areas.
Of course, given the sensitive nature of lobbying (and due to certain legal restrictions), it is impossible to have community input on every legislative decision. It is important that the lobbying experts/infrastructure we build have the latitude needed to make decisions based on private information.
Thus, policy proposals approved by the DAO will be used as priority guidance for any lobbying efforts to decentralize economic opportunity for the people and advance Web3 on Capitol Hill. In situations where the infrastructure itself cannot adequately take on a particular issue voted on by the DAO, other avenues for supporting an issue will be explored.
Lobby3 DAO members can propose and vote on guests they’d like to invite to community events and Andrew Yang and his team will do their best to gain access to these individuals.
Town hall meetings with teams from the House, Senate, and elsewhere in government are expected.
Once Lobby3 Tier I and II token members have raised enough funding to set up the initial national advocacy infrastructure (approximately $3 million), the remaining funds raised for lobbying efforts will be put into the DAO treasury, which will be overseen by token holders. Funds will be spent according to how the community votes—IRL meet-ups and events, support for other lobbying efforts, or other relevant, proposed DAO activities.
Mint Total: Unlimited (minting period has concluded)
Priced: .07 ETH
Membership to the Lobby3 DAO gives you access to our community. Benefits include:
Access to the member discord, where we will gather like-minded innovators and leaders in the Web3 space.
Updates on advocacy efforts directly from Andrew Yang, as well as from policy experts working in the trenches
Frequent Ask-Me-Anything or various Q&A events with Andrew Yang and other leaders in the community.
Early access and discounted rates on community events, merchandise, and other perks.
One token = one vote on community issues, guest speakers, policy suggestions, and more.
Mint Total: 2000 (minting period has concluded)
Priced: 1 ETH
Advocates in the Lobby3 DAO have the ability to contribute to the direction and voice of this community. Benefits include:
Advocates will be invited to monthly virtual (and when possible, in-person) meetings with special guests, partner organizations, and Web3 leaders to ask questions and help shape our community’s policy priorities for the movement.
Advocate token holders will have free access to exclusive in-person events the Lobby3 DAO will host, including an invitation to the first Andrew Yang Web3 VIP event at Bitcoin 2022 in April 2022.
All Advocates will receive an exclusive pin upon purchase (provided you are willing to provide us a mailing address), in addition to future AirDrops.
Advocate token holders will have their names (or aliases) on the Lobby3 website as founding members.
Group Total: 100
Priced: 40 ETH
These are founding members of Lobby3, joining an exclusive group of invite-only leaders looking to put major resources to work for high-impact lobbying efforts. Click below to request an invitation. Benefits include:
Founders will become part of a group of 100 leaders in the Web3 space, interacting directly with Andrew Yang and the Lobby3 team.
The group will vote to bring Andrew Yang as a keynote speaker and/or attendee to five events of their choice per year (subject to scheduling and minimal exceptions). These can include casual meals, small roundtables, or formal keynote speeches
Off-the-record group meetings with policy leaders, to get involved in shaping advocacy efforts to decentralize economic opportunity.
Join a network of 100 other Web3 influencers and players in the space with an aligned mission of building a positive, decentralized economic future for all
Founder Humanity Forward, Founder Forward Party
Entrepreneur, Author, Former Presidential Campaign Manager for Andrew Yang
Host Overpriced JPEGs at Bankless
Chief Of Staff at BLOCK::BLOCK, Former Head Of Communications at Kairos, Former National Finance Director at Yang 2020
Founder Quant Five
Co-Founder at AMPLI, Founder at Munch, y-combinator fellowship
Jonathan D Chang
Senior Concept Artist at OnChain Studios
Former Creative Director at Launchmode Design
Head of Policy & Government Affairs, Humanity Forward
Former Member of Holland & Knight, Former Congressional Staffer - House Financial Services Committee
Senior Director of Government Relations, Humanity Forward
Former Congressional Staffer - House Financial Services Committee
Director of Government Affairs, Humanity Forward
Former Congressional Staffer - House Financial Services Committee
Director of Development, Humanity Forward
Former Finance for Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Former Regional Organizing Director at Yang 2020