If you're intimidated by the noise surrounding this election season, worry not: A new online tool could help you deliver the right questions to presidential candidates and, hopefully, get them to give the answers you need.
Change.org on Thursday launched Change Politics, a new website geared toward empowering voters. Anyone can submit a question via the website. Users then vote on questions they're interested in. Popular ones are delivered to candidates.
People who sign up for Change Politics are also able to "endorse" candidates, view which individuals and organizations have done the same and then build a "personalized voter guide" to keep on hand for election day.
"Secretary Clinton, Senator Sanders, Governor Christie, Governor Bush, Doctor Carson, Ms. Fiorina, Governor Huckabee, Governor Kasich and Mayor O’Malley have already agreed to respond to questions submitted by Change Politics users," Eva Arevuo, senior communications manager for Change.org, told The Huffington Post via email.
"We'll see the first responses in advance of the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary, and candidates will continue to respond throughout the election cycle," she added.
You might wonder why Change.org -- a petition service that in 2014 raised $25 million from investors including Bill Gates and The Huffington Post's editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington -- is launching a separate service for voters. A press release said it's to help voters engage directly with their candidates.
"Where Change.org facilitates conversation and accountability between elections, Change Politics will empower every voter to engage directly with the candidates seeking to represent them, and then make informed decisions on election day," the press release said.
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