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October 18, 2005

Conyers Alert

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Rep John Conyers is blogging this and next week.

For me, the journey into blogging started with the Howard Dean for President campaign. That campaign's groundbreaking use of the internet made many of us stand up and take notice of a new generation of progressive activists, dissatisfied by the corporate mainstream media (or the "MSM" as they call it. These activists also shared with me a dissatisfaction with the passive politics as usual that has -- at times -- become a modus operandi for the Democratic party.

After the Dean campaign, I began to talk with many of the architects of this internet strategy, most often with Joe Trippi, about whether the Dean model could be used to benefit congressional Democrats. Trippi was emphatic that it could.

I think this is probably a first, and Conyers needs a bit of props for stepping into the void. So if you're in the neighborhood, go give him a shout and tell him what's on your mind. What was on my mind was, what the hell took you all so long. Hmm. It couldn't be the myth of the Digital Divide could it?

See for yourself.

Posted by mbowen at October 18, 2005 12:04 PM

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Conyers was always the most interested memeber of Congress in terms of using blogs and conversations to build a stronger democracy and a better way to govern -- Its really exciting to see him do this. Thanks for the news!

Joe Trippi

Posted by: Joe Trippi at October 18, 2005 04:08 PM

actually he has been blogging since march at Conyersblog.us and was the first member of Congress to blog with comments

Posted by: Ted at October 19, 2005 01:29 PM