Excellent grassroots efforts in Ohio
July 13, 2005
Jan Frel reports over at Personal Democracy Forum:
"There's a lot to recommend the savvy of the recently-launched Grow Ohio site; at its heart, it's the incipient statewide network for online Democratic activism at the grassroots level. It's also likely the House Rep. Sherrod Brown who is backing this project will use Grow Ohio for his 2006 Senate campaign against GOP incumbent Mike DeWine, but it blazes trails in a number of directions. Grow Ohio has a group blog format divided into Ohio's five distinctive regions that lets anyone post their entries on regional news -- and later will allow for group blogging in all 88 of Ohio's counties. It also collects the user membership information into a database, and has a front-page concept that fuses local politics with statewide concerns. Not only this, but the site is developed to soon offer all sorts of directory contacts and links to activists and local officials, breaking down to the most local levels, including a calendar for locals to list their events."Hurray for all you Ohio folks! Now, who's on board for the other 49 states?