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Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Greetings from PDF2008 Day 2

Jacob Soboroff at PDF Day 2

I’m in the Allen Room panel discussion called Mastering the New World of Online Political Video. Steve Grove of YouTube and the Why Tuesday? advisory board is moderating. NewsBusters, Brave New Films and TPM TV are the panelists. I’m speaking in the Idea Market during the next session. My bit is called Using Online Video for Grassroots Organizing.

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Greetings from PDF2008

Barnett & Jacob at PDF2008

Barnett Zitron, Why Tuesday? Managing Director, and I at Personal Democracy Forum 2008, the conference about how technology is changing politics. Follow along via Why Tuesday? on Twitter.

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Personal Democracy Forum 2008

I’ll be at Personal Democracy Forum 2008 in New York next week, both for Why Tuesday? as a participant in the Idea Market, and in my role as vlogger for NPR Sunday Soapbox. I’ll be there alongside Weekend Edition Sunday Senior Supervisory Producer Davar Ardalan to bring you the best of the conference, including, perhaps, some interviews with web, political and other bigshots.

Here’s the info straight from the PDF folks:

Technology and the Internet are changing politics — now more than ever. Over the last five years, Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) has become the seminal gathering place for the growing community of people who understand the effects underway, and want to make sure they stay on top of what’s coming next.

This year PdF will be bigger and better than before–we’re expanding to two full days at a spectacular new venue overlooking Central Park, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

PDF2007

Photo of Personal Democracy Forum 2007 via Ed Falk on Flickr.

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Why Presidents’ Day?

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – The federal holiday officially listed as Washington’s Birthday, in 1971 was shifted to honor both President Lincoln (who was born on February 12th) and President Washington (who was born on February 22nd), resulting in the three-day break on the third weekend of every February. (more…)

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Waiting on Rudy (and Romney)

Baseball

On April 18th of this year at an event I attended at the Friar’s Club in New York City, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked the following question:

“Do you know why Election Day is on Tuesday and would you consider moving it to make it more convenient for people to vote?”

He answered: “I don’t know why it’s on Tuesday but I wouldn’t change it. I am a traditionalist. I don’t even like the designated hitter rule.” (more…)

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

What are Clean Elections?

Billions will be spent in next year’s presidential election, but in seven states and two cities, local candidates will have the option of participating in a Clean Elections public financing system. Last month we were in NYC, at a Drum Major Institute event about taking big money out of politics. (more…)

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