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Facebook-Native Politicians – Slides, Webcast and Live Hangout Q and A Dec. 3/4

Are you ready for something completely new? Introducing the “Facebook Native Politician” … meaning someone on Facebook from their teens or college days now entering elective public office. Facebook user first, politician second. In my view, Minneapolis has the most exciting 24/7 “Facebook” engaged City Council in the world. With this embryonic case study, you […]

Common Ground for Action – Round 2 Dates and Topics!

Join an exciting pilot of a new online deliberation tool that helps people come together on what to do about complex issues facing our communities and nation. You’ll be joining E-Democracy participants and supporters as part of the world’s first public tests of Common Ground for Action, a new platform from the Kettering Foundation. We’ve […]

UK Engagements 2014 – Consultation Institute, SOCITM, Involve, Norbiton, MozFest, mySociety and more

Steven Clift, our Executive Director, will be visiting the UK on a speaking and engagement tour from October 20-28. My Facebook Native Councillors presentation starts at 5:10 and goes for 28 minutes:   Mon Oct 20 – Attending  Open : Data : Cooperation – Manchester Tue Oct 21 – Panelist Socitm Annual Conference – Manchester – […]

Who uses e-government? Who doesn’t … yet??

    We’ve discovered a little known Census survey question on e-government buried on page 161 of the tables supporting the NTIA’s 2013 Digital Nation report. Never before have so many people been surveyed on their use of digital government. While the survey was asked in 2011, fresh numbers from 2013 are about to be released. Let’s not miss this opportunity […]

Immigration. Bullying. Fixing Politics. Sign-up to Deliberate Online.

E-Democracy is helping the Kettering Foundation and their National Issues Forum network test a new online deliberation tool called Common Ground for Action. It is a “live” experience using text chat and nifty tools to respond to policy options and trade-offs. Informative issue videos and short guides provide non-partisan background for each deliberation. Vote/Sign Up Here – Select issue interests […]

Video: Open Twin Cities Lessons, Service Design and Hack for MN

E-Democracy/Open Twin Cities went to Chicago on an amazing two day “civic tech field trip” (blog posts pending on what we learned). Thanks to Derek Eder with DataMade and Chris Whitacker with the Smart Chicago Collaborative and Code for America, we had a room at the amazing 1871 co-working/incubator space to share some of our […]

Poplus – E-Democracy supports collaborative civic coding, Chicago gathering

  Special event: Join us in Chicago on Tuesday, August 5 for information session on Poplus and learn about Open Twin Cities and service design as well. E-Democracy is a big supporter of the global Poplus civic coding federation. In particular, we are gearing up to help with strategic outreach for the highly interactive online group […]

E-Democracy promoting the Knight Green Line Challenge in Saint Paul

Have a great idea for the neighborhoods along the Green Line Saint Paul? A $1.5 million dollar challenge was announce by the Knight Foundation. E-Democracy’s Saint Paul forums have sprung into action bringing thousands of visits to their website. Submit your idea by July 24. Join our special public drafting effort via Google Docs.

E-Democracy highlights from Hack for MN

Photos, mini-video tour, and tweets galore. Join Open Twin Cities and check out the regular Meetups and online group to get involved. Outside Minnesota? Check out our list of online groups related to open government, civic technology, and related topics around the world.

Neighbors Online Workshop @ DigiDaze June 20 – St. Paul Rondo Outreach Library

It’s time to get excited about digital inclusion in the Twin Cities! On June 20th, the Community Technology Empowerment Project hosts DigiDaze from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Paul Rondo Community Outreach Library at the corner of Dale and University. Free Parking – enter on University going east before Dale. From 2:00 p.m. […]

 

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