EDemocracy U.S.
Net & Elections
and Online Advocacy in Minnesota
 Webcast  and Handouts
Sponsored by:
Institute for New Media Studies - University of Minnesota
Minnesota E-Democracy

Released online 
March 17, 2003.

Panelists and Related Links

The Net & Elections in Minnesota 

David Erickson - Panel Moderator
   - Publisher, MNPolitics.com

Bob Collins
   - Online News Editor, Minnesota Public Radio
   - Campaign 2002 Section

JC Quirn
   - Director of Online Organizing, Wellstone for Senate
   - Wellstone 2002 Site Archive
   - Grassroots in the New Millennium Handout

Brian McClung
   - Republican Candidate for Minnesota State House in 2002
   - Back-up Version (via Google cache)

Rob Davis
   - Co-Founder and Promotion Pawn, BushBoy.com
   - Flash Animation Played During Panel
   - Spoof Web Research Paper

Online Advocacy and Lobbying in Minnesota

Linda Jean Kensicki - Panel Moderator
   - Asst. Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota

Robbie LaFluer
   - Director, Minnesota Legislative Reference Library
   - Minnesota Legislature's Website

Marcia Avner
   - Public Policy Director, Minnesota Council of Non-Profits
   - Author, Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Orgs.
   - Links to example non-profit online advocacy efforts

David Strom
   - Legislative Director, Taxpayers League of Minnesota

Brian Elliott
   - Political Coordinator, Clean Water Action Alliance
   - Minnesota Environmental Action Network

Christine Nelson
   - Former Director of Citizen Outreach, Governor Ventura's Office
   - Archives of Governor Ventura's former website - Early site "Love is bigger than government" , Later site
   - Archive of JesseVentura.org Campaign Site


In early 2003, the University of Minnesota's Institute for New Media Studies and Minnesota E-Democracy organized an evening with two well attended politics online panel discussions.

The dynamic panelists and engaging discussion place these webcasts among the best available on online campaigning and electronic advocacy. The short opening presentations left ample time for discussion, questions and debate.

Along with the webcasts, a number of handouts are available below. Enjoy and comment. Updates to this page will be announced on the Democracies Online Newswire

Audio Webcast with Presentation Images:

Additional handouts: Comments: Event Organizer:
    This event was organized by Steven Clift, while he served as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for New Media Studies.  Clift is the Board Chair of E-Democracy, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicate to improving democracy and citizen participation through information networks.  He also reaches over 2600 e-democracy leaders from over 75 countries through his Democracies Online Newswire

    This event was structured and recorded with a global audience in mind.  This event would not have been possible without the support of the Institute for New Media Studies.

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