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Payne Phalen Responds to Violence: Neighbors seek solutions during a time of crisis via E-Democracy

  While wider Internet commenting was filled with recriminations and conspiracy, E-Democracy’s Neighbors Forums raised voices against violence by seeking solutions. On August 4th, 2013, Ray Widstrand, 26, was brutally beaten by a group of young people who had gathered outside to watch a fight between two girls near midnight. Ray was walking through the […]

Meet our BeNeighbors Outreach and Engagement Team Members – St. Paul’s 2013 Dream Team for Community Building

By Cirien Saadeh and Steven Clift Coming to a St. Paul neighborhood near you! Many of you joined E-Democracy because one of our summer staffers knocked on your door, and in the true spirit of inclusive community building, invited you to join the E-Democracy forums. Going door-to-door in St. Paul has been a major […]

Neighborhoods USA Presentation – Slides and Video

We had a great time at the Neighborhoods USA conference the other week here in Minneapolis. We added some general content on email newsletters and Facebook Pages for neighborhood associations presented by Executive Director, Steven Clift and then a nice and condensed version of lessons from our inclusive effort by our Outreach Manager, Corrine […]

Hmong American Day…And let us know about your upcoming Twin Cities events!

  This past Sunday members of the E-Democracy Team spent the day tabling and doing outreach at the Hmong American Day event at the Lao Family Community Center in St. Paul. The first part of the day was a memorial service and program dedicated to the Hmong cultural history and the secret war in Laos. […]

Community Outreach Team 2013 – Exciting Summer Work in St. Paul – Deadline May 8

Join our 2013 “BeNeighbors” Community Outreach Team! – APPLY BY MAY 8! We are deepening our Knight grant-funded inclusion campaign to grow our St. Paul forums with the greatest diversity possible to over 10,000 members. We’re also planning fundraising to include Minneapolis and other communities in future years. Do you care passionately about building inclusive community? […]

¡Junta con tus vecinos por el Internet con E-Democracy! (with English translation)

Last summer Dan Gordon of our summer outreach team wrote this article on BeNeighbors/E-Democracy for La Prensa. Below is the article in Spanish (on La Prensa) and below also in English. Note our BeNeighbors information page in Spanish. On a related note, we seek Spanish speaking volunteers as well as candidates for our current Latino […]

Join E-Democracy’s 2013 Inclusive Forum Engagement Team!

  MAR 19 UPDATE: Applications are coming in, but we need your help to spread the word in particular in the Latino and African-American communities.   Be an Inclusive Engagement Leader – Apply Now We believe in building strong, inclusive and connected neighborhoods. This can happen in many ways like having great public spaces such […]

New Volunteer Orientation – Love your neighborhood? Want to help it from the comfort of your own home?

Attend the next Volunteer Orientation/Training on Wed. March 13, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and you can be a community builder too! (Or April 18th or May 16th, same time and place.) E-Democracy is launching a new Volunteer Program. For years, we’ve relied heavily on committed volunteers to successfully build the neighbors and issues forums. […]

E-Democracy’s Virtual Booth and Video from Knight Foundation Media Learning Seminar 2013

E-Democracy was honored to be part of the Knight Foundation’s Media Learning Seminar in 2013. This is a mobile phone video tour with our Executive Director Steven Clift. It was a living version of our 2012 St. Paul outreach year in review blog post. Handouts: Pictures in the Video Forum Stories St. Paul Year One […]

Thousands of New Members Across St. Paul – BeNeighbors Outreach Highlights from 2012

View Album - Large Slideshow What an exciting year! Thousands of St. Paulites have joined their new local online Neighbors Forums (info) and you can too. Last January, we announced our outreach campaign to inclusively connect 10,000 neighbors online across St. Paul by 2015. Our dynamic 10 member, part-time, summer outreach team, led by our Outreach Coordinator Corrine Bruning, hit the […]


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