We're just under a month away from OneWebDay 2008
, and the Washington, DC OneWebDay planning committee would like to invite you to participate. Susan Crawford
, an Internet legal scholar and CDT Policy Fellow, started OneWebDay four years ago to promote the Internet and keep it vibrant, in the same way that Earth Day promotes taking care of the environment. The Internet is under a lot of pressure, from inadequate connectivity and the digital divide to censorship. When the Internet is in the news, it is usually to highlight one of the feared aspects of the Internet, rather than the positive transformative power of the Internet. OneWebDay is intended to create a town square of sorts where people far and wide can come together to celebrate and protect the Internet- keeping it innovative, open and free.
On September 22nd, there will be events all over the world
, from London to Melbourne to Tunisia and all across the United States, in honor of OneWebDay. The Washington, DCÂ group working on OneWebDay has been creating an E-Democracy Time Capsule
, and we are looking for your help finding the best of the political Web
. Washington, DC is an ideal place to talk about e-democracy, and highlight that e-democracy is a national and international issue. There's no reason that democracy and government needs to stay centered in DC online. This year, the election is showing the power of the Internet in democracy.
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