An Email From Headquarters

Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 10:48:17 -0400
From: "Democracy for America"

To: "Paramendra Bhagat"
Subject: DFA blog post


I just wanted to let you know that we here at HQ have read your blog post from yesterday and we think it has a ton of great ideas. I've passed the link along to Chris Warshaw (the Field Director) since the organizational suggestions fall under his area, but I'd like to tell you a bit about the technology projects we have coming up after DFA-Link is (more or less) finished.

The overarching project is being called MyDFA, and its basically what you describe -- an online portal for our grassroots activists. DFA-Link is the first part of that. This winter we'll be working on turning Blog for America into a community blog (coded from scratch, just like DFA-Link) that works as you suggest. Local groups and local activists will be able to publish their own posts, with the best ones filtering up via a community ratings system. As you mention in the comments, we'll encourage that local events be blogged. RSS Feeds will be pulled from exising local group blogs and be pushed out to whomever wants them.

So thanks for all the suggestions, and keep them coming. We're listening!

- Luigi Montanez
Deputy Technology Director 1