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Marci Harris
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Started this piece a while ago when rumblings first arose about a conservative challenge to Speaker John Boehner. It reminded me of the story of Tennessee's John Wilder, who became the longest-serving legislative leader in history, as a result of his party trying to get rid of him.

There are many parallels.

https://medium.com/@marcidale/speaker-s-pact-with-minority-cinches-gavel-for-20-years-428c7f7ba669

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I shared some thoughts on why I think indie.vc is a big deal for female startup founders:

https://medium.com/thelist/bullish-on-indie-vc-55d3b40eeecd

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New Year, New Laws: Laws that Take Effect on January 1, 2015

January 1 is a common "start date" for new laws and 2015 is no different. Here's a sample of the new laws and regulations that take effect on January 1, 2015 at the state and federal level.

In California, 930 new laws will go into effect in 2015, many starting on January 1. These include a controversial new provision allowing drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants. ...

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Next week, we will be at the World Forum on Democracy at the Council of Europe to share our experience with POPVOX.
You can vote on the "Democracy innovation award of the Internet users"

Our question for discussion is: "What is added value and limitations of platforms which make advocacy and lobbying transparent and should they become the norm in democracy?"

We'd love your thoughts!

#Gov20  #OpenGov 

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If you like to know how a bunch of hackers is helping people in Philippines here is a nice short movie about how to build online applications in less than 7 days with no plan or budget by people who never met or spoke before. Apps being used by United Nations , Presidential Communications Operations Office, UNICEF, Oxfam GB, American Red Cross, USAID - US Agency for International Development for delivering rescue and relief while monitoring what is going on

In case you need more information please drop me a line

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