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[liberationtech] [cfabrigade] Re: What "elections" News Challenge proposals excite you?

Nate Kaplan nate at seepolitical.com
Fri Mar 20 09:41:05 PDT 2015


Hi Everyone,
This is one that I submitted to help connect voters with the issues on the
ballot, and to make voting fun:
https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/feedback/updating-the-civics-process-for-the-21st-century#_=_

On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 7:51 AM, Steven Clift <clift at e-democracy.org> wrote:

> As I cross-posted this across a number of communities with different
> interests, I thought I'd share back what people shared.
>
> ** NCDD-Discussion:
>
>
> Tim Bonnemann :
>
> I'm tracking proposals in these areas:
>
> *  Collaborative fact checking
> *  Civil civic discourse and bridging partisan divides
> *  Policy making and issue-based learning
> *  Community engagement capacity building and infrastructure
>
> Here's my growing list:
>
>
> http://www.intellitics.com/blog/2015/03/19/knight-news-challenge-entries-related-to-voter-information-and-policy-making/
>
>
> Andrew Rockway:
>
> Here's the Jefferson Center's:
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/up-for-debate-ohio-empowering-voters-and-media-through-civil-substantive-political-engagement-in-the-nation-s-most-contested-electoral-battleground
>
> The project focuses on using citizen deliberation and dialogue to help
> direct media coverage of the campaign/election.
>
>
> Angela Andrews:
>
> I’m new to the NCDD listserv, but since we’re highlighting News
> Challenge proposals, I wanted to bring your attention to the “Voter
> Information; The Legislative Role” proposal that was submitted by my
> colleague’s in NCSL’s Election Program.
>
> See the proposal here:
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/voter-information-the-legislative-role
>
>
> Tyrone Reitman:
>
> It was a pretty incredible outpouring of ideas today, closing in at
> almost 1000 (600 or so just today).  Here's Healthy Democracy's
> proposal to integrate online engagement with in-person deliberation
> via the Citizens' Initiative Review to inform voters about ballot
> measures.
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/closing-the-ballot-measure-information-gap-with-citizens-initiative-review-online-mobile-engagement
>
>
> ** Brigade:
>
> Derek Eder:
>
> We just proposed a Politician Reconciliation Service that will act as
> a canonical source of identifiers in order to enable others to
> research and aggregate all the data ever created about a politician.
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/politician-reconciliation-service
>
> Pretty excited for DataMade to partner with Sunlight Foundation & Open
> Elections on this one.
>
>
>
> John C. Osborn:
>
> Code for America submission
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/open-disclosure-california-connecting-people-to-their-local-campaign-finance-data
>
>
>
> ** LibertationTech:
>
> Joe Hall:
>
> (Disclosure: I'm on the board of CVF)
>
> This is one I hope you'll all check out (although California-centric)
> that is a collaboration between the California Voter Foundation, Pew's
> Center on the States, and Google's Voter Information Project:
>
> A Unified Voter Guide for California Voters, Online
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/a-unified-voter-guide-for-california-voters-online
>
>
> ** Poplus:  (join in btw: http://bit.ly/poplustech
>
> James McKinney:
>
> Awesome!
>
> Any other entries people are excited about? I've noticed:
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/politician-reconciliation-service
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/politifilter-understanding-what-the-world-s-politicians-are-saying-about-your-issues
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/councilmatic-versions-of-opencongress-for-city-governments
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/crowd-sourced-calendar-of-independent-election-events
>
> More from James:
>
> Just found a few others mentioning Poplus, specific components, or
> Poplus members:
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/everyvote-university-increase-voter-turnout-in-student-and-local-elections-by-leveraging-social-media
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/the-promise-fact-checker-crowd-checking-campaign-promises
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/yoquierosaber-org-http-yoquierosaber-org-online-platform-that-seeks-to-inform-voters-about-the-proposals-of-argentine-presidential-candidates-engaging-with-them-through-an-interactive-game-and-seeking-to-create-public-debate-about-the-proposals
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/virtual-electoral-observation
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/who-do-we-elect-web-platform-with-presidential-candidates-their-personal-and-professional-information-and-main-electoral-programme
>
>
> Martín Szyszlican:
>
>
> Congreso Interactivo is involved in 7 of them.
> The one I mentioned earlier and the following. Some of them are with
> Poplus partners and other don't mention Poplus explicitly but I think
> will be benefited by the growth of our ecosystem.
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/yoquierosaber-org-http-yoquierosaber-org-online-platform-that-seeks-to-inform-voters-about-the-proposals-of-argentine-presidential-candidates-engaging-with-them-through-an-interactive-game-and-seeking-to-create-public-debate-about-the-proposals
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/map-your-stake
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/citizen-springboard-the-leap-from-the-civil-to-the-political-society
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/the-promise-fact-checker-crowd-checking-campaign-promises
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/playing-musical-chairs-el-juego-de-las-bancas
>
>
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/data-based-games-to-help-with-candidate-selection
>
> Abrazo!
> Steven Clift  -  Executive Director, E-Democracy
>
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>       http://e-democracy.org/donate?ft  - Only $890 to 2015 Goal
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 3:24 PM, Steven Clift <clift at e-democracy.org>
> wrote:
> > Please share some links to your proposal or to those you like most.
> >
> > Here is one ...
> >
> > Thanks to power of Google Docs and Skype chatter, a collaborative crew
> from
> > six countries worked on this (more below from Martin):
> >
> > Who Are My Candidates?
> >
> > http://bit.ly/6countriesnewschallenge
> >
> > If you like the idea of leveraging the UK's http://YourNextMP.com code
> in
> > your city, state or nation to generate fundamental open data on
> candidates,
> > join the Poplus.org online group: http://bit.ly/poplusgroup
> >
> > Also, if you really want to tune in or help now, join the UK Democracy
> > Club's online group:
> > https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!forum/democracy-club
> >
> > Start coding:
> > https://github.com/mysociety/yournextmp-popit
> >
> > Or start helping with the crowd-sourcing on UK candidates:
> > https://yournextmp.com/tasks/
> >
> > More from Martin in Argentina below ...
> >
> > Steven Clift
> >
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: "Martín Szyszlican" <martinsz at gmail.com>
> > Date: Mar 19, 2015 1:33 PM
> > Subject: [Poplus] NewsChallenge: Who Are My Candidates? Fundamental
> election
> > data, and fundamentally useful voter tools, in six countries.
> > To: "poplus" <poplus at googlegroups.com>
> > Cc:
> >
> > Today is the last day of the Knight NewsChallenge and after a great work
> by
> > members of the poplus federation we have published our entry, you can
> read
> > it fully (and applaud it if you like) here:
> >
> https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/elections/entries/who-are-my-candidates-fundamental-election-data-and-fundamentally-useful-voter-tools-in-six-countries
> >
> > I have been pushing for this for the past few months and we finally
> managed
> > to have a great proposal, I really hope the challenge's judges will think
> > the same.
> >
> > The stated goal is to provide election information in six countries, and
> the
> > poplus-related goal is to make yournextmp a truly global tool, with a
> popit
> > backend and a host of popolo-based tools implemented or improved in each
> > country.
> > I mean Write-it, Cargografias, Twittelection and even add new tools by
> > making VotaInteligente (a tool from Ciudadano Inteligente in Chile) be
> able
> > to consume from PopIt.
> >
> > April 13th is the day we find out weather we made it to the next round,
> they
> > will pick 50 projects out fo the more than 600 proposals and those will
> have
> > to provide a more specific budget and timeline.
> >
> > Thanks to all.
> >
> > --
> > Martín Szyszlican
> > Desarrollo web usable y accesible
> > martinszyszlican.com
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Poplus.org - Get involved: http://poplus.org/get-involved
> > IRC: #poplus https://webchat.freenode.net
> > Docs: http://bit.ly/poplusdrive
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