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
- MoveOn is perhaps the most effective of
- working asset's
"working for change
- KQED's Vote By Issues Quiz
- KQED's tour of California's
- California Voter
- CA state
online voter registration
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.