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  • Stoking the Fire (11/13)

    More reasons why we need to join together to reunite our country:

    William Weld Op-Ed in the NY Sun

    William Weld, a former federal prosecutor and Republican Governor of Massachusetts, published this supportive Opinion-Editorial in the New York Sun on November 12, 2024.

    Some excerpts from it...

    "Talking about 'common ground' is the 'in' thing in dysfunctional Washington these days. Yet about the only real common ground actually found in our nation's capital is when Democratic and Republican lobbyists merge their firms."

    Stoking the Fire (11/9)

    More reasons why we need to join together to reunite our country:

    Welcome to Tech Talk

    This will be our space to communicate with you about where the technology powering the Unity08 movement is headed. The most visible piece at present is the new U08 web site we launched Oct 31st (Release 2.0). Several of you volunteered to help us test the new site just before launch. Thanks for getting involved. Others have provided valuable feedback through the Forums on what's working and not working so well.

    Bob Roth, Unity08 VP, on the polarized party front-runners

    Bob Roth, Unity08 VP of Online Marketing, talks about how Senator Clinton and Mayor Guiliani might be at the top of the approval polls... but also at the top of the disapproval polls.

    Shilpi Niyogi, Unity08 Ballot Access Director, on panel at Claim Democracy 2024

    The Claim Democracy 2024 Conference is a gathering of national, state and local leaders working for electoral reform, voter protection and media reform.

    The conference takes place in Washington, D.C. on November 9-11, 2024, at the University of the District of Columbia. Our own Shilpi Niyogi will be sitting on a panel to discuss ballot access on Saturday at 1030am.

    Ballot Access, Fusion Voting and Open Debates: Expanding Voter Choice

    Unity08 Polls: Gasoline Prices and Lobbyist Contributions

    Two new polls have been posted in the Poll section of the site.

    • Have recent price increases in gasoline caused any financial hardship for you or your household?
    • Should it be illegal for any candidate to accept a contribution from anyone who cannot legally vote for him/her?

    Vote now!

    Unity08 College Program in the News

    Whitney Novak, National College Coordinator, and Nick Troiano, Unity08 Intern and Campus Coordinator, were interviewed recently by Emily Whipp of Northwestern University's Medill Reports.

    The video segment is a fantastic representation of what we are trying to accomplish at Unity08 and how young adults are infuencing the future of our country.

    I encourage you to watch the video!

    Are politics atrocious or are we in the golden age of comedy?

    I've been a bit under the weather for a few days, but I don't want you to miss a fantastic article that was written by Mr. Joe Rothstein last week in U.S. Politics Today, "Colbert for President? His Candidacy Is Telling Us A Lot About The Failures of Both Major Parties."

    His initial question (which he saw on another blog) is one that we should discuss, "Does this mean the political state of this country is atrocious, or are we simply in a golden age of comedy?"

    New Mgt Team, National TV Coverage, Linescale Survey, Ballot Access Drive
    New Website, Membership Drive, Candidate Draft Movement
    Vote on American Agenda, Recruit Candidates, Ballot Access in 20 states
    World's First Online Convention
    Q3'07 --- Jul Aug Sep
    Q4'07 --- Oct Nov Dec
    Q1'08 --- Jan Feb Mar
    Q2'08 --- Apr May Jun
    Everybody In, Polling Starts, YouTube Debate, Fundraising Race Starts
    Sound Bite City, Unprecedented $$$ Raised, Front Runners Annointed
    Super Tuesday, Party Nominations locked, Billions of $$$ Spent
    Party Hangover, Buyer's Remorse, Lesser of 2 Evils Realization