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I don't know if you noticed, but using the Internet, you have a little
more power than you used to. It's your printing press, particularly if
you maintain an active blog or site.

If you exert your voice or vote in connection with other people, that
multiplies your bit of power. The Dean campaign is a great example of
that, and others are working on that as well.

Here're a few more examples that deserve your attention, but you choose
what works for you. These are from particularly notable groups, with a
California bias.

I find the KQED efforts particularly notable but not noticed much yet,
so here's a little more:

  • Vote By Issues Quiz

    The quiz challenges voters to think in terms of issues, not image.
    Users review position statements
    from the leading candidates for governor on twelve key campaign issues and
    select the position closest to
    their own, issue by issue, without being able to see the candidates'
    identities until the entire quiz is
    completed. Each position statement was directly elicited from the
    candidates by KQED journalists for the
    sole purpose of inclusion in the Vote by Issues Quiz. A production of KQED
    and WBUR Boston.

  • The Big One

    Take a tour of California's political history by putting the state
    back together again. Trace the
    events and trends that have transformed the state over the last century
    while bringing it to the brink of
    catastrophe — and back.

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