US Congressional Candidate Drops NFTs

Shrina Kurani launches NFTs as part of her Congressional campaign in California's 41st District.

US Congressional Candidate Drops NFTs

Shrina Kurani, a Democrat running for Congress in California's 41st District, has teamed up with Abris, a carbon-negative NFT marketplace built on Algorand, to launch her new NFT collection, "Kurani for Congr3ss.”

This collection of 230 NFTs is designed to raise awareness for Kurani's campaign and to highlight the opportunities for innovative, climate-friendly solutions in the fast-growing Web3 industry. The 230 NFTs available in the drop represent the 230 billion tons of carbon remaining in the world's "carbon budget." The NFTs are available now through March 31 and are priced at $1250 and $5800. These digital assets will also hold further utility, such as access to airdrops from other crypto and climate projects, intimate conversations with climate scientists, and exclusive invitations to the campaign's Earth Day party in the metaverse.

Kurani has a history of supporting the Web 3 community and seeks to engage the crypto community in the future of Web3 policy-making. In late 2021, she became the first candidate running for federal office to launch an NFT drop, and since that time other political candidates have followed suit, demonstrating the surging interest in both NFTs and the broader financial innovation taking hold across the crypto industry.

"As a former cleantech entrepreneur I know firsthand the importance of sourcing energy-efficient processes whenever possible, yet too often this still leads to compromises and trade-offs," said Kurani. "By partnering with Abris for this drop, which leverages the hyper-efficient Algorand network, we're shining a light on the innovation happening in the Web3 world - innovation that is community-driven, inclusive, and, yes, climate-minded. Tech- and crypto-literate legislators like myself are essential to paving a path toward this reality, and we hope this NFT drop gets people excited about everything the future of the internet can enable."