Mapping and March Open Forum

March 1, 2011 7:54 am in Updates by Wayne

Just a quick note to let you know about two exciting things that are going on:

Mapping Political Communication

Ever wondered how laws are actually made? Yeah, us too. That’s why we’ve created a rough draft of all the data that will be required to build a map of how citizens, representatives, advocacy groups, lobbyists, and 9 other actors in the political system communicate with, and influence one another. Here’s a tip: we’ve covered more than just facts, ideas, and opinions!

Because it’s so complex, we’re going release it in stages so you can analyze it and tell us what we missed!

If you’re interested, join the Map Working Group or just head on over to the Google Spreadsheet and share your thoughts. This week: How do citizens influence all the other actors in the system?

March Open Forum

That’s right, the second Tuesday in March is only a week away. Come on out to Bar Dupont from 5:30 – 7:30  on March 8, have a drink, meet some new friends, and enjoy the conversation. Together, we just make a difference.

Here’s all the details. I’ll see you there!