„Reading saves Lives“ was inspired by a short-lived political party, the Austria Alliance.
The Austrian legislative elections were held on September 2013. The staggering amount of corruption and incompetence of the ruling class resulted in the formation of new political parties, in the hope to replace the old establishment. One of them was the Austria Alliance.
Mission of the Alliance was the protection and support of socially and economically disadvantaged people and groups as well as the improvement of mankind. After internal problems the party had to be disbanded before it went public.
Using digital media to fight poverty and injustice was a main objective of the Austria Alliance. Out of this idea came the “Reading saves Lives“ – Initiative into existence.