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Vote for us in the NetSquared FACT Social Justice Challenge


Help us win $5,000 from NetSquared to involve citizens in watchdogging the Texas Legislature!

It’s election season. Vote for The Texas Observer!

We’re participating in a great TechSoup initiative to publicize and fund social justice projects. A couple of the projects with higher votes will be eligible to win $5,000 in a judging. Here’s our project summary. Please pass along to your Facebook and Twitter people! Here’s our project summary:

The Texas Observer Citizen NetworkiObserve, The Texas Observer’s social networking site, is currently available to Observer Partners only (those who subscribe/donate). If we win this $5,000 grant, we could not only improve user experience, we could open the site to everyone. Our goal is to activate it before the Texas legislative session begins in January so we could promote the social network as a place for progressives to network during session and to provide an opportunity for citizen journalism reporting on the legislative process.

How to vote:
FIRST! Read the info below for help in navigating the voting. It’s a bit of a haul but our appreciation is boundless. YOU MUST VOTE FOR 3 TO 5 PROJECTS FOR YOUR VOTE TO COUNT. There are plenty of great ideas.

Go to: http://netsquared.org/projects/texas-observer-citizen-networking

1. After registering, you’ll get a password emailed to you. Follow the link, log in and go to the Project Gallery (click on Projects tab).

2. Our project is called The Texas Observer Citizen Networking. It’s on the 4th page. Another way to find it to type Texas Observer in the keyword search under the Issues & Regions tab.

3. To vote, check the box under the project title labeled Vote for this project: ___ FACT Social Justice Challenge. Vote for at least 2 other projects. Becoming a “friend” does not count as a vote.

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