„Reading saves Lives“ was inspired by a short-lived political party, the Austria Alliance.

The Austrian legislative elections were held on September 2013. Because of the increasing dissatisfaction for the ruling parties several new political groups were founded – the Austria Alliance was one of them.

The Alliance’s mission was to fight injustice, corruption and to support socially and economically disadvantaged people and groups.

Internal problems led to the cancellation of the party before it went public.

Using digital media channels to fight poverty and injustice was one of the main objectives of the Austria Alliance. Out of this idea came “Reading saves Lives“ (RsL) into existence.

RsL operates independently and has no political affiliation.