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Monday, July 13th, 2009

Why Tuesday? On Beet.TV

After speaking at the Personal Democracy Forum last month in New York, I sat for an interview with Andy Plesser of Beet.TV, the website and vlog that explores “the root of the media revolution.” Here’s Andy’s description of how, in his words, our “little video blog powered the agenda for election reform.”

A cheap camera, dogged determination, and a smart video blog strategy has created a national dialogue about election form in the United States.

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Without press credentials or special access, [Why Tuesday?] managed to tape segments with all of the 2008 presidential candidates and created tremendous attention for the election reform movement.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Rep. Steve Israel: Why Tuesday? Correspondent

For those of you looking for the episode of our vlog with U.S. Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) after he mentioned it at the Personal Democracy Forum today, look no further. For a photo of yours truly with Rep. Israel from this afternoon at PDF09, see below (I’m at left, Rep. Israel is center, and Steve Grove of YouTube is at right).

Soboroff, Israel, Grove

For more photos from PDF, click here.

Previously:
U.S. Rep. Becomes Why Tuesday? Correspondent
Weekend Voting Act Introduced!

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Greetings From PDF09

I’m here!

Jacob at PDF09

Be sure to come see the online video panel I’m on at 2PM ET in breakout room B. You can also follow along with me on the Why Tuesday? Twitter feed, and you can also become a fan of Why Tuesday? on Facebook.

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Personal Democracy Forum 2009

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Join me and many friends of Why Tuesday? next week at the Personal Democracy Forum in New York City. You might remember we were there last year, too. I’ll be speaking June 30th on the panel Online Video: Lessons from the Obama “Idea Factory” and 2008 Campaign. While I’m there, I’ll be tweeting on the Why Tuesday? twitter account, so follow along!

This year’s conference is focused on the theme of “We.gov” and all the ways campaigns, elections, media, advocacy and governance are becoming more open, participatory and collaborative. Keynote speakers include NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, White House CIO Vivek Kundra, Deputy CTO for Open Government Beth Noveck, State Department Senior Advisor for Innocation Alec Ross, New York Times columnist Frank Rich, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, Fivethirtyeight.com blogger Nate Silver, Ning.com co-founder Gina Bianchini, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Obama ’08 new media director Joe Rospars, and many, many others.

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The Answer

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