Thursday, May 21, 2009

Martinsville Activists Blog on Obama

Three Martinsville residents, who volunteered for Obama (and Perriello) were selected by Newsweek to discuss topics related to Obama: "what it's like to work, live, and learn in the age of Obama." Doug and Telisha Williams and Crystal France, all good friends of mine, were selected during an "informal" nationwide search. The blog is called Generation O. The purpose:
They have been posting commentary and videos about current events since the blog launched two weeks ago, and the project is slated to continue for three months.
The Generation O blog is dominated by Democrats, but contributors also include a self-described Republican and an independent. Bloggers hail from both coasts and the Midwest and range in age from 19 to 34. The common thread is that all voted for Obama, said Aku Ammah-Tagoe, the intern and Princeton University student who is coordinating the project.

“I think that’s what makes Generation O so interesting — and that’s why we wanted to start this blog — because you had people rallying around a candidate from all over the political spectrum,” Ammah-Tagoe said.

One of the blog’s goals is “to get a sense of how the Obama administration is living up to its promises,” she said. Also, she described it as “kind of an experiment for how we can get people across the country talking about these issues.”
You can follow the Doug, Telisha, and Crystal here, and I encourage you to book mark the site or add it to your RSS feed.

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