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 election content on the Internet. It generated extensive media coverage and gave folks in the trenches of e-democracy/e-politics a chance to celebrate their efforts.
Let’s broaden that concept to all democracy-related content providers from governments to candidates to bloggers and media. While it may seem like most people in your circles use the Internet for democratic/political purposes, the potential (and reality) is not that well known among the general public. Just like like TV Turn Off Week (I am thinking about proposed a No E-mail Day ), after a few years this could really catch on as a day to announce new initiatives, features, and create an excuse to pat yourself on the back for your hard work online.
P.S. Anyone handy with graphics, why not prepare a few logos we can share?