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Help OpenGovernment.org - Before 5pm ET Today

March 21, 2013 - by David Moore

Update, Friday March 29th: This phase of the Knight NewsChallenge ends at 5pm ET today, so please helps us now by clicking "applaud this" on our proposal page: 

OpenGovernment.org - a version of "We The People" for state, city, and local governments

... then please post an update on Facebook or Twitter or email to encourage more views & applause of our proposal, suggestions below:

Click "applaud this" for @open_gov in the #NewsChallenge - "We The People" for every level of government: http://kng.ht/13XMh02

... much more info after the jump, including where we stand in the competition, other NewsChallenge proposals to applaud, and why we hope you'll give a click to support our tiny non-profit team.

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The OpenCongress team has submitted a project to the Knight Foundation NewsChallenge:

OpenGovernment.org - a version of "We The People" for state, city, and local governments

Support our non-profit work - please visit that page and click "applaud this" in the right-hand side, then create a free OpenIdeo account or login securely through FB Connect. Once logged-in, your applause will count immediately - we're currently ranked 22nd of 822 proposals.

Next, here's a sample Facebook or Twitter update you can share to help us spread the word:

Click "applaud" for OpenGovernment.org in the #NewsChallenge - "We The People" for every level of government: http://kng.ht/13XMh02

... with your quick help, we can roll out OG to hundreds more city governments this year. Much more info after the jump.

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Help OpenCongress - With Just One Click

June 29, 2012 - by David Moore

The team behind OpenCongress - an open-source, not-for-profit project - has submitted a proposal to the Knight NewsChallenge. 

Help us out - click on the heart on this page to vote for our project :: 

What Matters Here - surfacing political issues from Twitter conversations in your city

You'll need to login or create a free Tumblr account, but it seriously only takes a minute, and helps us significantly. Thank you. Click through for more info on @WhatMattersHere.

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The team behind OpenCongress submitted a proposal to the Knight NewsChallenge. Help us out -- vote for our idea here: 

What Matters Here - surfacing political issues from Twitter conversations in your city

In short, it's a new Web tool for finding urgent local political issues being discussed on Twitter and connecting people to lawmakers. Click through for more info on our proposal and please give us a "heart", it's easy and significantly helpful. (Image linked from some site called UpRoxx, by Column Five Media & InboxQ.)

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