Volume 1, Issue 5
In this Issue
This month, we’re introducing a streamlined format for the newsletter. In response to feedback that the newsletter was difficult to read, we are providing more of a digest of articles that are posted on the E-Democracy.Org blog site. We hope this will be a more reader-friendly option. Let us know what you think — send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As new participants and communities have joined us over the last three years – we’ve grown from five issues forums in five communities to 25 forums across 15 communities – so has the use of our Website.
Find the details on the FOI Summit, a national civic summit in Minneapolis, and the deliberative democracy conference in New Hampshire.
Local issues forum managers are perhaps the most unsung of the unsung heroes in online civic engagement. The task requires tremendous commitment, time and dedication. And volunteer Sara Bergen recently took the level of commitment to a whole new level, following the birth of her third son.
This month, we feature tips in applying technology for civic engagement.
Several new forums will be starting up in the coming months, including neighborhood forums in the United States and the rebirth of an effort to discuss politics nationwide in the U.S.
Online video of Canadian Parliamentary proceedings, Obama Administration commentary, Facebook democracy in Iran, and much more.
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