Mobilize.org is a non-partisan organization dedicated to educating, empowering and energizing the Millennial Generation — young people ages 15 to 29. Millennials are by far the most Internet-savvy and networked generation, at least until the next one comes along. I certainly share Mobilize.org’s view that this generation will use the new technologies and the social networks to get more engaged in politics — just as have they use technology in every other aspect of their lives.
Yesterday they announced the Democracy 2.0 Entrepreneur Grant Summit – Money in Politics, which they are hosting in Denver on July 18-21. Sunlight is supporting the competition to support projects working to promote clean elections practices. Every proposal must make creative use of new technologies and the Internet to advance their goals. The winners of this community based contest will receive $3,000 to $5,000 grants to pursue the goals of their proposals. Click here to find out how to apply.
Mobilize.org released yesterday the first report in its series of Democracy 2.0 Entrepreneur Issue Briefs, this one on money in politics.
They are planning a second grant summit, set for September in San Francisco, where they will challenge young Americans to devise projects aimed at building on the "civic currency" being generated by the 2008 election.