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“I want to participate in politics,. Don’t know how,. Have no time ...”. April 24, 2007. Summary. E-Democracy What’s HazteOir.org? Origin Development Services Some successes Social campaigns. e-Democracy. Internet as a source for politics news  www.hazteoir.org

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I want to participate in politics

“I want to participate in politics,

Don’t know how,

Have no time ...”


I want to participate in politics

April 24, 2007


I want to participate in politics

Summary

  • E-Democracy

  • What’s HazteOir.org?

  • Origin

  • Development

  • Services

  • Some successes

  • Social campaigns


I want to participate in politics

e-Democracy

  • Internet as a source for politics news  www.hazteoir.org

  • Forum for the political debate  http://foro.hazteoir.org

  • E-Lobbying* www.hazteoir.org – www.hayalternativas.org –

  • Virtual electoral campaign

  • E-Vote

  • E-Government

  • E-Parliament


I want to participate in politics

Government-citizen relations


I want to participate in politics

What’s…?

  • An association of citizens and entities

  • Fighting for a better world

  • Based on a Christian conception of man and society

  • Trying to influence society, public opinion, the media and politics, and

  • Facilitate citizen participation

  • Using the Internet as basic tool


I want to participate in politics

Platform of citizens and entities

HO community

Lobby

Public life


I want to participate in politics

…fighting for a better world

  • We facilitate political participation of citizens

    • Participative democracy

    • Politics = service

    • Contribute towards the Common Good and human rights


I want to participate in politics

…Christian inspiration

  • We are a civil association

  • Non-religious

  • Mostly formed of Catholics

    • Also protestants and atheists

    • Have collaborated with Evangelicals, Orthodox, Jews and Muslims


I want to participate in politics

…trying to influence…

Political parties

All territorial levels

Government

The Media

Parliament

Public opinion


I want to participate in politics

…trying to facilitate participation

  • We try to make political participation

    • Easy

    • Comfortable

    • Agile

  • New technologies

    • Internet

    • E-mail (Newsletter)

    • SMS

    • PHP-Nuke

    • PHPbb

    • Message forwarding

    • E-Petitions

    • Blogs

    • RSS


I want to participate in politics

Action Alerts

  • News (one issue)  Web and e-mail

  • Action proposals to promote a specific position regarding the issue

Our representatives receive dailymessages from citizens


I want to participate in politics

Origin

  • A group of 3 motivated friends created HazteOir.org

  • February, 2001

  • We wanted to express – make us hear – our opinion, but did not know who to talk to

  • We thought Internet could be the vehicle to connect the people and politicians

  • We “copied” some initiatives of the USA: MoveOn.org, cc.org


I want to participate in politics

Development: HO people

  • HO team and network: 50 cyber-activists

  • Newslettersubscriptions: 20.000

  • Visits/day: 15.000

  • Ranking Alexa: 56.000 (higher than pp.es or psoe.es)

  • Mesages sent from HO: 3 million (approx.)

Our most relevant asset


I want to participate in politics

Development: platforms and entities

  • Single-issue platforms created by HO

    • Hay Alternativas

    • Cheque escolar

    • Europa, Así NO

  • Entities created at the HO environment

    • Centro de Estudios Jurídicos Tomás Moro (CJTM)

    • Asociación de Víctimas del Aborto (AVA)

    • Impuesto por la Vida

  • Entities created with HO participation

    • No es igual (ILP)


I want to participate in politics

Some services

  • Information: Electronic Publication

  • Activism: Action Alerts

    • Politicians, journalists, institutions, companies

  • Newsletter

  • SMS

  • Discussion Forum and Chat

  • The e-Store

  • Opinion Polls

  • Forward of Letters to the Editor of 120 media


I want to participate in politics

Some successes

  • Working groups and meetings with politicians

    • With representatives of the Popular Party (PP) and the Socialist Party (PSOE) to discuss our proposals regarding their electoral programs

    • The PSOE, for instance, incorporated some of our ideas in their Family development plan.


I want to participate in politics

Some successes

  • Information

    • At a meeting of the European Popular Party, representatives knew about the position of Spanish Government thanks to www.hazteoir.org. They finally adopted this position.

  • Documentation

    • A Spanish Minister printed all documents about embryonic stem cell research.


I want to participate in politics

Some successes

  • The Media

    • See press dossier

    • Abroad, we have been at: AP, CNN, RTF Switzerland, La Reppublica (Italia), Euro news, BBC (TV and Radio), The Times (UK)


I want to participate in politics

Some successes

  • E-lobbying

    • Human Organ trafficking at Mozambike

    • “Rafaela Operation”

    • www.hayalternativas.org

    • El Corte Inglés

    • Caja Madrid


I want to participate in politics

Some successes

  • ILP 500,000 signatures to legally oblige Parliament to vote our proposal of Law in favor of the family and the children

  • June 18, 2005 More than 1 million people at the streets of Madrid demonstrating for the family and against the Law to equalize marriage and same-sex couples


I want to participate in politics

Some successes

  • June 29, 2005  19 demonstrations in 19 cities

    • Same issues as at June 18

    • Organized in 5 days through the Internet, the e-mail and the SMS

    • Between 200 and 2500 people in each demonstration


I want to participate in politics

5 elements of a campaign

  • Strong and Reasonable Ideas (think tank)

  • The Media

  • Contacts with Politicians

  • Partnering with NGOs

  • Grass-root Lobbying: the Internet


I want to participate in politics

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

www.hazteoir.org


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