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First POST: Urgency

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 19 2015

How Republicans are starting to embrace net neutrality; more predictions of the blockchain's impact on society; new "innovative communities" legislation in Massachusetts seeks to boost civic tech there; and much, much more. Read More

In Ohio, Obama's Campaign "Dashboard" a Hard Sell for Some Volunteers

BY Nick Judd and Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya | Friday, August 10 2012

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: TechPresident took a look at how volunteers in the key swing state of Ohio are using Dashboard, the Obama campaign's online organizing hub. While volunteers are signing up at a steady pace, some of the volunteers who signed up for the platform are waiting in vain for someone to connect them with the campaign. Others, already comfortable with campaign techniques they developed in 2008 or earlier, or uncomfortable with technology, are largely ignoring Dashboard. Read More

The Technology Firsts in Ohio's Issue 2 Campaign

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, November 9 2011

Yesterday's Ohio elections culminated an unprecedented online-driven issue campaign in which both sides honed online tools and tactics that in some cases they were using for the first time. The labor-backed We Are Ohio ... Read More

'Twitter Hacking' Goes Local

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 15 2011

William G. Batchelder, Republican speaker of the Ohio House. Source: Ohio House of Representatives The Columbus Dispatch reports that William Batchelder, the Republican speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, had ... Read More

A Web-Savvy Campaigner, Ohio Gov.-Elect John Kasich Is Not Too Keen on Transparency

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, December 22 2010

In Ohio, Gov.-Elect John Kasich — a very web-savvy campaigner who used the Internet to communicate regularly with constituents while he was chasing a seat in the governor's mansion — has been embroiled in a ... Read More

New Effort Aims to Bank Dems "Golden Week" Votes

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 25 2008

Can a group of progressive self-organizers and a few hundred vans turn out 10,000 Ohio votes for Obama? That's the hope of a loosely-knit group of activists who have launched a Vote Today Ohio campaign to raise the funds ... Read More