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I need your help

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Last year, over one hundred of you endorsed my work when I was in the final stages of my Ashoka application process. It was very humbling. Ashoka was impressed.
I need your help again. Now that I am focused on building E-Democracy.Org full-time, we’ve reached a key moment where we must raise funds to meet the [...]

Free and Fair Elections in the Internet-Era

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

A while back I shared my draft article on election standards and the Internet commissioned by IFES/USAID. The final version, with a few updates, is now available from:
What do you think must be done online by democratic actors to hold free and fair elections now that we exist in the Internet-era? [...]

Report – Prospects for e-Advocacy in the Global South – Res Publica Report for the Gates Foundation

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

With permission, I’ve shared the PDF file of this report with the members of the DoWire Group called the E-Democracy and E-Government Research Network. It is available in the files area for at least the next little while.
Here is the executive summary:
Prospects for e-Advocacy in the Global South
A Res Publica Report for the Gates Foundation
Executive [...]

A new day, a new beginning – Today I’ll be inducted as an Ashoka Fellow

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Thanks in part to the DoWire members who endorsed my e-democracy work, today I’ll be inducted as an Ashoka Fellow at a ceremony host at the Google Campus.
This is a really big deal.
The Ashoka fellowship will allow me to dedicate myself full-time to E-Democracy.Org for at least the next three years – no more [...]

Democracy Online Day – Let’s sign-up to create our own holiday?

Monday, September 18th, 2006

How about a Democracy Online Day every October 17th?
Share your celebration plans here:
Take the pledge via PledgeBank and invite others:
Back in 1998, when working for the Markle Foundation’s Web White & Blue effort we had a simple concept. Declare a day to celebrate and promotion [...]

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