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Week 6: one big happiness family

  Summary:  The west lawn of the Capitol is America’s backyard. Legislative preference polls would give us all a permanent seat at the House. It’s time to go home, but I’m not leaving alone. Our work has just begun.   Day 36: Require reps to…

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25 Jul 2008 Posted by aura in News archive no comments

Week 5: fresh energy, old vigil

  Summary:  The Ron Paul revolution comes to town. The AKA sorority sisters move me out. I visit the CodePink activist house. If you are tired of hearing about this, I am tired of doing it. Day 29: Represent citizens, not corporations (Saturday, July 12)For…

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22 Jul 2008 Posted by aura in News archive no comments

Week 4: word & deed

  Summary:  People begin to dig into the idea of digital democracy. Government requires trust. Fine distinctions become important. Democracy in action means people chanting. Day 22: Equal access to congress (Saturday, July 5) On the second day of collecting data, Rowena asks me if…

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15 Jul 2008 Posted by aura in News archive no comments

Week 3: taking names

  Summary:  The vigil doubles in size briefly when Alex Moll joins me for half a day. More people are asking, “Where do I sign?” I finally get the hint and begin collecting signatures for a petition. Lady Freedom shows how it’s done. Day 15:…

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14 Jul 2008 Posted by aura in News archive no comments

Week 2: it’s just an idea

  Summary:  I manage to vigil everyday while making a quick trip to New York City. People like this idea, but where does it go from here? Day 8: Digitall Democracy (Saturday, June 21) Alexander Moll, director of Civic Engagement at the Public Forum Institute…

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30 Jun 2008 Posted by aura in News archive no comments

Week 1: bit by bit

  Summary:  U.S. Capitol police are on the whole very helpful. I talk to a lot of people. This digital democracy business really is one bit at a time. Warm-up: pre-vigil (June 11 – June 13) I make it to the DC area as scheduled…

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23 Jun 2008 Posted by aura in News archive no comments