New communication technologies are recreating democracy and the Web is the enabler. Citizens can use the Web free government information from unwieldy sites, to lobby for more data online, to scrutinize government information and to ask hard questions. If this effort is coordinated across the political spectrum, activists can unite and use legislative data to make Congress more accountable. How can each party leverage government data and coalesce parties irrespective of their ideological or partisan affiliation in order to achieve policy victories?
The 2008 Election proved that politicians can reach their constitutents and connect with them via a variety of new online tools that support collaboration. What are the most effective ways you've found to connect with your representatives? How can politicians continue to leverage the Internet to connect with their constituents?