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Corinne Ramey

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Hey there, blog readers,

These past two days, I've been at the Personal Democracy Forum in New York, listening to various bloggers, journalists, and others talk about how technology changes politics. In a session on Monday, Ben Smith of Politico made the comment that getting people to read stories about public policy is like getting people to eat their spinach. People crave stories about the campaign horserace, but how do you get them to care about policy?

On the DMIBlog, we're all about spinach. And the way we make that leafy green public policy taste good is by cultivating a conversation on our blog that's driven not just by DMI staff, but by activists in the field who are on the frontlines in the fight for social and economic justice. For them, policy isn't just something good for you that your mom told you to eat -- it's what is necessary to change people's lives every day.

In 2005, the DMI became one of the first think tanks to have a public policy blog. Today, we're looking for ways to improve our blog -- to make it more user-friendly, more interesting, and to focus more on the issues that our readers care about. We'd also like to make it more interactive with our other web tools, like our YouTube channel,,, and other DMI resources.

Please help us out by giving us your feedback! After completing the short blog survey you will be entered in a drawing to win one of three gift certificates -- two $100 and one $50 -- to The first 25 people to complete the survey will receive a free DMI mug and totebag.

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Thanks, and keep reading our blog! And while you're at it, don't forget to eat -- and more importantly, read -- your spinach.

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Posted at 3:24 PM, Jun 25, 2008 in Drum Major Institute
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