We have some very special news to share: our newest site, votesf.com
, is now live and has been generating more and more traffic. This morning, mayoral candidate Jeff Adachi pulled into the lead after posting the site to his Facebook wall.
VoteSF is a grassroots voter guide for San Francisco, covering all the races in the November 8 municipal election. It’s written by individual San Franciscans, people like you.
Since you can go through arguments from everyone, or just your Facebook friends, it’s a powerful tool for making voting decisions with aid from people you trust, not campaign slogans and advertising.
If nothing else, the Occupy Wall Street movement demonstrates there is widespread concern about corporate power and the effects of money in politics. It’s a time when it’s more important than ever to find better ways of holding our elected officials accountable. VoteSF is our contribution to this wider movement.
Will you help us engage the San Francisco public about this election and achieve more responsible, democratic governance?
Here’s what you can do:
2) ”Like” us on Facebook or mention us in a wall post. If you aren’t in San Francisco, mention the site to your Facebook friends who are.
3) Indicate all the candidates of whom you approve or disapprove, and tell us why. Help improve the quality of the debate by explaining your strategy or linking to good sources.
4) “Star” the comments you like and help move them to the top.
5) Let your friends know you’re interested in their point of view, and that they can share it onwww.votesf.com
By contributing to VoteSF, you’ll increase your influence and help your friends decide how to vote. We urge you to share your views as soon as possible for the greatest reach before the election.
And, of course, you’ll be supporting our efforts to create a new kind of grassroots voter guide.
Thanks for all your help,
Jesse and Murray
P.S. We’re interested in your feedback, too, and we’d love to help out if you have any trouble using the site. Reach the team at firstname.lastname@example.org