Click on a category header below to reach a complete archive of all prior entries in that category. For instance, clicking PHOTOS will list all past photos posted to DocDem.

A full text search tool can be found directly opposite on the right sidebar.






Contact Info

FAQ: About DocDem



Technical Issues:

« Lots of work to do... | Main | Working on Photo Templates »

June 29, 2004

Documenting Democracy

The name 'Documenting Democracy' is apropos. Democracy should be documented and archived - recorded locally, regionally, statewide, and nationally - encouraging civic involvement at all levels, a participatory democracy. Promoting communities and the activities of the civilians within them.

Those records can then be used by those involved, their friends and family, those considering being involved, reporters, and historians, etc. The contributions to this website will be from the citizens involved, giving their perspective on the activities from the engaged point of view of a participant. We will take democracy from the passive mode of spectator sport to being the civic privilege and celebration it is.

Each contribution will promote activities from that locality, prompting more awareness of those activities - leading to a momentum that will stimulate more activities by more citizens and the documentation of them by more contributors. An evolving fabric of record documenting and promoting the evolving civic activities of our communities.

Each individual and each community is able to weave that fabric of civic involvement, document their activities, then use their document when looking back at their event. Engaged people making a difference, then being able to point out their role in that initiative from a historical record.

Posted by wally at June 29, 2004 08:10 AM


Hey there - great job with the blog! I'm a big fan. I just wanted to let y'all know that the Kerry-Edwards campaign at UVA is online and going strong! We had over 300 people show up at our first University Democrats meeting this evening, and 85 packed into another lecture room an hour later to start getting organized with Cavs for Kerry.

Do you have a logo or anything you'd like me to use when I link your blog to our site? If so, just let me know.

Also, I'd appreciate any feedback y'all might have on our site. Thanks a lot!

Blair Reeves
UVA, CLAS 2004
Webmaster, www.cavsforkerry.com

Posted by: Blair Reeves at September 8, 2004 11:04 PM