About Joe: Joe Green is the co-founder and president of Causes, the largest online platform for activism. Causes aims to empower any individual to effect positive change by leveraging their social network. Joe’s approach to building these online tools is rooted in his offline experience as a grassroots political organizer for federal, state, and local campaigns. Previously, Joe founded Essembly, a non-partisan networking site devoted to open and intelligent debate of political issues. Joe graduated from Harvard College in 2006 with a degree in Social Studies. He was born and raised in Santa Monica, CA, where he first become engaged in the political process while serving on the local public school board.
Why Joe Works Here: “In my experience as a grassroots organizer, from rural Arizona to Ohio to Las Vegas, I have learned that everyone has something valuable to contribute towards improving society, but most people have no idea how to get started. The reason for having a democratic society is not only about what gets decided, but how we reach those decisions. The process of grassroots organizing is about building capacity in individuals to come together and take collective action, to take ownership of their society. I founded Causes to help as many people as possible discover the potential within themselves to make a difference.”