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Technology & Direct Democracy


By suren - Posted on 20 June 2012

Friday, June 22nd, 2012, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Occupy Boston Information & Technology (OBIT) is proud to present a consensus building tool focused on accessing direct democracy and using technology to influence political outcomes at the state and federal levels.

While many carry beliefs that electoral politics are tainted by corrupt practices and big money Super PACS, there are others who still believe that it is important that voters leverage their power through actively challenging their elected officials to speak for the people

On June 22 we will look at the various ways that technology is being used to impact true democratic practices and get more people involved in the drafting and revision of proposed legislation.

Join us for an invigorating discussion about the roles of electoral politics a nd the promotion of tools that facilitate more direct involvement in voting and challenging our representatives to speak and act for the people and not the profiteering corporations and lobbying organizations such as ALEC.

The community is invited to participate in sharing thoughts, opinions and frustrations about the state of electoral politics and search for some viable solutions.