at the same time, you can see this sort of thing mirrored in industry, and I think that outside interference may be very effective
the food and oil industries, for example — many large corporations got out of hand and lost an overwhelming amount of public trust. There was no way to clean them up from the inside; even government was often too corrupt to really handle corporate regulation
it took action on behalf of the consumers to create change. Its similar here… private industry, run by people, may have an impact on government in ways that powerful organizations cannot.
i don’t mean to be naive. it may stand no chance at all. But with the right people on board, possibilities arise. the mission, at least, seems genuine.