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Monday, November 17, 2008

New Project To Track North Carolina Legislators

One of the projects that I have been hinting at for several months is coming to fruition, and I am looking for volunteers to help track NC House and NC Senate Members and Legislation.

I have coverage of the western part of North Carolina nearly sewn up (still have a few openings, though), and would like to take this project state-wide. Use the contact info on the left-hand column to get ahold of me if you don't already know my personal email address, and we'll work to include you in the project.

This is the first (to my knowledge) grass roots effort to comprehensively track both the activities of state legislators and legislation on a platform where nearly anyone will have access to the raw well as the finished products.

We mean to make what happens in Raleigh accessible to the general public in a way never before seen, on a scale never before seen, and in a way that we hope changes how people perceive Raleigh to give them information that will help them make more intelligent voting decisions in the future.

Also, if you live in the Raleigh area, and would like to participate, we have need for people willing to take still photos and video so that we can use them on our website and as file footage on our Internet video show. And if you feel up to being an on-the-scene reporter...that will be very much appreciated.

If you have a blog of your own...don't feel like we are your competitors...we can provide reams of copy material for you to run, and you can have a badge for your blog or website to let everyone know that you are part of the network!