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Announcing this year's PdF Google Fellows

BY Andel Koester | Friday, June 12 2009

Together with our friends at Google, we're happy to announce the twenty remarkable recipients of this year's Google Fellowship to the Personal Democracy Forum conference happening in New York on June 29-30.

This year's Google Fellows stood out from our largest and most competitive pool of applicants thus far. Fellows were chosen based on their experience in turning ideas into action and developing new applications of technology in the political or civic arena. This group of creative political entrepreneurs includes developers producing innovative solutions for local and national governments here and in the UK; the co-creator of The Great Schlep; an award-winning blogger for the labor movement; and one of the youngest elected officials in the State of New York.

Dan Ancona, California VoterConnect
Faye Anderson, Tracking Change
Farid Ben Amor, ACORN
Daniel Bennett, Advocate Hope
Paula Brantner, Today's Workplace
Nicholas Ryan Brown, TheLobbyist.net
Dominic Campbell, FutureGov
David Carlucci, Town Clerk for the city of Clarkstown, New York
Justin Hamilton, U.S. Department of Education
Laura Hertzfeld, PBS.org Vote 2008
Leonard Lin, Blue State Digital
Larry Meyer, Meyer Communications & The Communications Network
Mik Moore, The Jewish Council for Education & Research
Joey Mornin, Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School
Don Morrison, Civio
Joseph Peters, Public Performance Systems
Brian Reich, consultant
Ali Savino, GastroNomalies.com
Merici Vinton, Obama for America
Nathan Woodhull, Democratic National Committee

Google Fellowships cover the full cost of conference registration; Fellows are also invited to share a meal and exchange ideas in a special session with Google staff during the conference.

Congratulations to you all and we look forward to seeing you soon!