Blogs & email impacting local politics in Escondido, CA
The North County Times is reporting on a local hot-button political issue - where blogs and email outreach have played a central role in galvanizing the community. See Internet takes center stage in fight against hospital district
When it's David against Goliath, every penny counts.
Is there a trend here? Sure, we think so. Blogs are getting more and more regionalized and localized.
Taking a local grassroots campaign to the World Wide Web is a natural outgrowth of the role blogs played in mobilizing voters on the political left and right for the 2004 presidential election, according to Kari Chisholm, an Oregon-based political consultant who develops Internet strategies for clients.
And that's just the point. In an age when it's nearly impossible to get anyone to show up at a local government hearing, getting 20 people to show up is a huge win. Escondido isn't the beginning, and it sure ain't the end.
Be sure to check out CitizensForADowntownHospital.com.
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