Wendy Carillo was a major advocate for GOTV efforts throughout 2008. "I was excited to see young Latinos register and go vote for the very first time," she said. "We motivated people as young as 18 to register online through Voto Latino, the nonpartisan voter-registration group... READ THE FULL STORY
On election day, 2012, MDF commissioned an exit poll to investigate voter preferences about Internet policy issues. Freedman Consulting has released the following memo with the results of this work:
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The Women Donors Network recently invited MDF to give a webinar for its members. We were asked to present the “context” around media democracy issues and offer an overview of the key issues and key players.
Like many grant makers, we spend much of our time thinking about the specific issues and strategies currently in play. This presentation was a nice opportunity to talk about the big picture... READ MORE
How has the Internet changed grant making?
Most grant makers start to answer that question by describing online grant reporting or their foundation’s Facebook and Twitter feeds. Others detail their support of their grantee’s innovative online efforts such as a new social-media campaign or a cutting-edge Web site... READ MORE
Wednesday's massive Internet protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House and the PROTECT IP Act in the Senate was both an historic moment in Internet history and a massive political success. Dozens of Senators and Representatives switched sides, breaking the momentum for the bills and forcing indefinite delays in their passage. Just today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that the cloture vote on PIPA, originally scheduled for next Tuesday, will be postponed... READ MORE