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June 8, 2008

Since you’re reading this on the ACLU blog, you’re likely already aware of the growing influence of blogs, the way they can pull an otherwise overlooked story from the ether, build momentum around it, and push it into the mainstream. Blogs, and social networking sites like Facebook, Digg, Twitter and others, offer users an unprecedented opportunity to be a part of the story. As online activists, we are closer to the news and closer to the newsmakers than we have ever been before. And we’ve got all these resources, literally at our fingertips, for letting people know about important issues as they arise and ways they can get involved.

So do your part to turn traditional top-down newsmaking on its head! Stop by the “Web as a Grassroots Tool” booth at the ACLU Membership Conference and get caught up in the Web 2.0. We’ll be demonstrating just a fraction of the countless ways you can use the Web to spread the word about important civil liberties issues. We’ll also be introducing – well, not you, because you’re already here! – members to the shiny new and improved ACLU Blog of Rights.

Hope to see you there!

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