Mobilizing Citizens on the Web: The Story

The success of injected the power of the Internet into American politics and elections permanently. Following its example, modern candidates strive to take full advantage of the web as a potent political tool for organization, fund-raising, catalyzing opinion, and promoting political action. In this session, MoveOn's founders, Joan Blades and Wes Boyd, discuss what they did, how they did it, and where they think it will lead.

Speakers: Joan Blades, Wes Boyd,
Festival: 2007

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