Web Portal Launches People Power into Super Delegate Debate
Released on: April 3, 2008, 11:22 am
Press Release Author: Ken Laureys / V-Empower Inc.
Industry: Non Profit
Press Release Summary: Web Portal Launches People Power into Super Delegate Debate
Lobby SuperDelegates to Support Barack Obama
Lobby those now pledged to Clinton to switch to Obama
Lobby those now pledged to Obama to keep pledge to Obama
Lobby those now Uncommitted to pledge their vote to Obama Lobby SuperDelegates to Support Hillary Clinton
Lobby those now pledged to Obama to switch to Clinton
Lobby those now pledged to Clinton to keep pledge to Clinton
Lobby those now Uncommitted to pledge their vote to Clinton
Today's launch of www.LobbyDelegates.com for the first time empowers grassroots Democrats with the only 1-stop portal for influencing Super Delegates, the nearly 800 top party officials allowed to vote for any Presidential candidate they choose at the Nominating Convention.
Press Release Body: Today's launch of www.LobbyDelegates.com for the first time empowers grassroots Democrats with the only 1-stop portal for influencing Super Delegates, the nearly 800 top party officials allowed to vote for any Presidential candidate they choose at the Nominating Convention.
Super Delegates' votes could be decisive in a continuing close race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Both candidates remain better than 600 delegates shy of the 2,024 "magic number\" for clinching the nomination. Given this math, neither candidate is expected to win enough pledged delegates during the 10 remaining state primaries to clinch a victory before the August 25th convention in Denver.
This likelihood has led some Democratic leaders to recently suggest holding a special Super Delegate Primary in June to avoid the intra-party rancor anticipated from a brokered convention.
With such high stakes, many Democrats want greater Super Delegate accountability--by endorsing either the candidate who won their state primary, or the one winning the most delegates from all primaries nationwide. LobbyDelegates.com enables rank-and-file Democrats to communicate such grassroots views directly to these Super Delegates--who include party leaders, governors, mayors, state and Congressional lawmakers.
Users of LobbyDelegates.com can communicate with some or all of their state's Super Delegates, who are categorized by whether they're currently supporting Clinton or Obama, or have stayed Uncommitted. Users can thus tailor messages urging Super Delegates to switch candidates, or switch from being uncommitted to one candidate or the other. Users can even lobby Super Delegates to stay uncommitted until the Convention.
The LobbyDelegates.com website is strictly impartial and is not affiliated with any political party, candidate, campaign or advocacy group. LobbyDelegates.com was created as a public service under the auspices of the StateDemocracy Foundation. This tax-exempt nonprofit was established in 1999 to run www.StateDemocracy.org -- a civic engagement portal dedicated to delivering democracy to your desktop!
LobbyDelegates.com allows users to send Super Delegates messages by email, fax and letter. Users are asked to make a tax-deductible contribution to the StateDemocracy Foundation to help underwrite website costs, as follows:
$5.00 donation...........................................Send messages by email $10.00 donation.........................................Send messages by FAX Free (but donation appreciated)..................Print-out messages to send by mail For over 9 years, the StateDemocracy Foundation's website, www.StateDemocracy.org, has proudly empowered some 114,000 citizens to participate in their democracy by facilitating dialog with their state and federal lawmakers. The StateDemocracy Foundation and its website were established using over $300,000 in contributions from V-Empower, Inc. -- through its CEO, Shukoor Ahmed, of Bowie, Maryland, who founded the technology firm in 1999.
Web Site: http://www.LobbyDelegates.com
Contact Details: Thursday, April 03, 2008 Contact: Ken Laureys Cell Phone: 301-661-6682 ken.laureysatv-empowerdotcom 6800 Willow Creek Road Bowie - MD 20720