Take your politics online
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Feb 20, 2000
Pledging "two-click activism," Grassroots.com, a World Wide Web site designed
to foster political action from citizens and government candidates, was
unveiled last week.
"What makes us fundamentally different is that we give citizens the
tools to become informed, organize themselves and then to take action,"
said Craig Johnson, Grassroots.com's interim chief executive officer and
The privately held, nonpartisan company has an impressive list of political
heavyweights on its advisory board, including former White House press secretary
Mike McCurry, and John Sununu, the former governor of New Hampshire and
chief of staff during the Bush administration. The most recent addition
was announced last week: Geraldine Ferraro, the former Democratic vice presidential
nominee and current president of the Women's Issues Center.
The site enables politicians from the federal to the local level to
establish a central Web presence. It also includes news coverage of campaigns
and government as well as technology and business.
Grassroots.com's "Take Action" links enable citizens to try to effect
political change at the federal, state or local level by forming groups,
making donations and locating others with similar concerns.