Attention, Progressive Techies!
Here's a thought I just had. There seem to be many candidates for State legislative office here in Ohio who don't have a web presence yet, not even a campaign blog. I communicated with one State Rep. candidate who said he wouldn't be on the web until he found the time and money to hire someone to put it together for him.
Time and money! Seems to me that our Democratic statehouse candidates shouldn't have to sacrifice valuable time and money just to get their basic message onto the internet. Even a simple blog on a free hosting site, or a low-cost homepage at a discount host like GoDaddy, is better than foregoing this critical campaign tool. But, my sense is that a lot of local candidates don't have the basic web skills to do that for themselves.
So, this is a open call for progressive-minded, politically-aware tech-heads! Why not volunteer the small amount of time it would take to set up a blog or simple site for one of our down-ticket candidates? What we need is a web-based clearinghouse for such volunteers to get connected to needy candidates. If the candidate provides some copy and photos, it wouldn't take much for a web-savvy blogger to cobble together a simple site. What do y'all think?