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#PDF12: Announcing This Year's PDF Tumblr Fellows

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, June 5 2012

We're pleased to announce that thanks to the generous support of our friends at Tumblr, this year PDF is giving conference scholarships to nine highly deserving individuals who are innovating at the intersection of tech and politics. Our PDF Tumblr Fellows are:

Faye Anderson, chief evangelist for the Cost of Freedom Project, a citizen-led initiative that is developing location-based apps to provide voters with information on how to obtain a voter ID;

Lou Aronson, founder and CEO, Votifi.com;

Alex Budak, the co-founder of StartSomeGood.com, a platform for changemakers to raise funds and grow a community of supporters to transform ideas for good into action and impact;

Petra Farinha, lead user experience designer at Purpose.com;

Nick Gaines, U.C. Berkeley sophomore and creator of GovHub, a website to allow people to discover who represents them at all levels of government, track the legislation they craft, and engage with their elected officials and each other through a built-in social network;

Eyal Halamish, founder of Australia's OurSay.org, a community question platform;

Marly Pierre-Louis, a graduate student studying urban planning at Hunter College and a communications organizer for the Brooklyn Movement Center;

Jed Sundwall, President of MeasuredVoice.com;

Paul Ten Haken, President of Click Rain.

Congratulations to everyone and see you next week at PDF!

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