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Saturday, September 29th, 2007


Thanks to everyone who made this week’s launch possible. Our goal is to make election reform a subject that our elected officials cannot afford to avoid, and we’re off to a good start. Lots more to come, including a new episode each and every Tuesday. A recap of some of those who helped spread the word this week, including Rocketboom, pictured above, is after the jump.

• We teamed up with Rocketboom, the New York Times of video blogs, to bring you this extended version of my interview with Thomas Jefferson.

• The Huffington Post citizen journalism outfit, Off The Bus, is currently featuring our premiere episode and Candidate Challenge.

• At TheAtlantic.com, both Matt Yglesias and Reihan Salam were curious about why we vote on Tuesday.

• We even got noticed down under, where as of this posting the Crooked Timber thread about us has 60 comments. Most if not all responses to John Quiggin’s post were extremely thoughtful reflections on when and how we vote.

• Kevin Drum at Washington Monthly noticed Quiggin’s post, and he started a pretty nice dialogue of his own.

YouTube and YouTubers made the video a visible one in the News & Politics category this week.

• And finally, yesterday the editors of techPresident named our premiere episode #4 in their Best Political Web Videos of the Week. We also made it into techPresidet Associate Editor Joshua Levy’s techPresidentTV.

What to look forward to: In this Tuesday’s episode, I’ll travel to Sacramento to visit with California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, one of the most vocal politicians in America when it comes to election reform.

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