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http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=E-Debate_information_from_1998&diff=433&oldid=prev Admin: 1 revision(s) 2007-06-23T06:23:07Z <p>1 revision(s)</p> <table class='diff diff-contentalign-left'> <tr style='vertical-align: top;' lang='en'> <td colspan='1' style="background-color: white; color:black; text-align: center;">← Older revision</td> <td colspan='1' style="background-color: white; color:black; text-align: center;">Revision as of 06:23, 23 June 2007</td> </tr><tr><td colspan='2' style='text-align: center;' lang='en'><div class="mw-diff-empty">(No difference)</div> </td></tr></table> Admin http://pages.e-democracy.org/index.php?title=E-Debate_information_from_1998&diff=432&oldid=prev Admin at 19:29, 21 August 2006 2006-08-21T19:29:14Z <p></p> <p><b>New page</b></p><div>[[E-Debates]] Home<br /> <br /> <br /> Enclosed below is a packet of information from our E-Debates from <br /> 1998. First are some quick highlights about what we need to do in <br /> the next few weeks! Luckily we can adapt materials from past years. <br /> <br /> The information products we must produce for 2000 include:<br /> <br /> *1. Call for questions to the public<br /> *2. Invitation Letter to Candidates<br /> *3. Confirmation Letter to Candidates<br /> *4. Official Debate Rules and Advice<br /> *5. Letter to Potential E-Democracy 2000 Partners, Debate Content Reuse Guidelines<br /> *6. Internal E-Debate Process and Accountability Tips for Volunteers<br /> *7. General Public Outreach E-mail for Broad Distribution<br /> *8. Week One Candidate Questions with Debate Rules Reminder<br /> *9. Official Public E-Debate Welcome<br /> *10. Official E-Debate Thank yous and Closing<br /> <br /> The candidates will need to produce:<br /> <br /> *1. An e-mail/letter agreeing to participate the debate<br /> *2. An acknowledgment that the understand the rules and strict submission deadlines<br /> *3. An opening statement<br /> *4. Responses to four debate questions (two questions each week, 750 word max.)<br /> *5. Tentative - Short position statements (75 words) to five questions each week (not full debate questions)<br /> *6. Rebuttals to the other candidate responses to the four responses(RECOMMENDATION - REBUTTALS will be mandatory even if the candidate says &quot;No further comment.&quot; to remain in the debate.<br /> *7. Closing Statement<br /> <br /> The citizen may produce:<br /> <br /> *1. Suggested questions<br /> *2. Comment and discuss debate on MN-POLITICS-DISCUSS<br /> *3. Other ideas - possible citizen panel commentary on candidate responses and other ideas being developed by Tim Erickson (Be ready to decide on these options this Thursday.)<br /> <br /> As you can see the devil is in the details and full execution of all these<br /> important steps. The key is to remember that this debate is an important<br /> contribution to Minnesota's democracy and no body does it better anywhere<br /> in the world! Go team go!<br /> <br /> Cheers,<br /> Steven Clift<br /> Minnesota E-Democracy<br /> <br /> <br /> ------- Forwarded message follows -------<br /> From: Steven Clift &lt;clift@publicus.net&gt;<br /> To: Tim Erickson &lt;designit@visi.com&gt;<br /> Subject: (Fwd) MN E-Debate Info Packet<br /> Date sent: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 11:34:32 -0600<br /> <br /> <br /> This is something I put together for Markle once.<br /> <br /> Steve<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> This E-Debate Info Packet contains:<br /> <br /> 1. Feb 98 E-Debate Announcement<br /> 2. Feb 98 E-Debate Questions to Candidates<br /> 3. Feb 98 E-Debate Public Opening<br /> 4. Oct 98 E-Debate Rules to Candidates<br /> <br /> Some of the messages are very detailed, particularly the last one, but<br /> give a sense of the complexity of a time-based (not live) online candidate<br /> exchange.<br /> <br /> <br /> The archives of the debates themselves are available<br /> from: http://www.e-democracy.org/1998/<br /> <br /> <br /> Date sent: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 15:41:32 -0600<br /> Send reply to: clift@publicus.net<br /> From: &quot;Steven Clift&quot; &lt;clift@publicus.net&gt;<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> &gt;&gt;--Please Forward--&gt; <br /> <br /> Minnesota E-Democracy presents ... <br /> <br /> <br /> E-Democracy 98 - http://www.e-democracy.org/1998 - Join Us!<br /> ___________________________________________________________<br /> <br /> Who: Candidates for Governor: JoAnne Benson, Dick <br /> Borrell, Mark Dayton, Mike Freeman, Hubert <br /> Humphrey III, Ted Mondale, John Marty, Tim Pawlenty, <br /> Allen Quist, Roy Terwilliger, and Jesse Ventura.<br /> (Perhaps more will announce and join us?)<br /> <br /> <br /> What: E-Debate 98 - Six questions from the public with <br /> candidate responses and rebuttals and a weekly media <br /> panel. Special citizen-to-citizen interaction <br /> invitations throughout.<br /> <br /> <br /> When: February 9 - 20, Responses and rebuttals every other <br /> weekday. Read and participate on your own time at <br /> your home, work, school or library. <br /> <br /> <br /> Where: On the Internet! Via E-mail and on the Web. <br /> <br /> Join the E-Debate 98 audience on E-MAIL by <br /> subscribing to the MN-FORUM e-mail list. Send an <br /> e-mail message to:<br /> <br /> majordomo@mr.net<br /> <br /> Leave the subject line blank. In the message body <br /> write:<br /> subscribe mn-forum<br /> <br /> <br /> * Join MN-FORUM right now and encourage others to come <br /> * along. You will receive only the moderated events on <br /> * the &quot;e-debate stage&quot; as well as important announcements <br /> * about other exciting citizen-to-citizen interaction <br /> * opportunities.<br /> <br /> <br /> Once the E-Debate starts on Monday, February 9, it <br /> will be fully accessible on the web at:<br /> <br /> http://www.e-democracy.org/1998<br /> <br /> If you plan to be a web-only participant, please <br /> consider joining Minnesota E-Democracy's one-way <br /> announcement list (we don't send more than four <br /> messages a month). Send a message to:<br /> <br /> majordomo@mr.net<br /> <br /> Leave the subject line blank. In the message body <br /> write:<br /> subscribe mn-democracy<br /> <br /> About <br /> the <br /> Host: Minnesota E-Democracy is a non-partisan, non-profit, <br /> citizen-based project, whose mission is to improve <br /> participation in democracy in Minnesota through <br /> the use of information networks. <br /> <br /> Minnesota E-Democracy would like to thank the <br /> growing list of E-Democracy 98 Partners and <br /> MRNet in particular for their technical <br /> assistance with the E-Debate. Visit the extensive <br /> list of E-Democracy 98 partners on the web.<br /> <br /> <br /> &gt;&gt;--Please Forward--&gt; &gt;&gt;--Please Forward--&gt;<br /> <br /> Send this to the friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors <br /> who you think would be interested. As citizens, this is <br /> our first major opportunity to hear from and learn about <br /> the candidates as well as to openly discuss the issues <br /> of this election and who will lead Minnesota as Governor <br /> into the next century. <br /> <br /> E-Democracy 98 - http://www.e-democracy.org/1998 - Join Us!<br /> ___________________________________________________________<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Date sent: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 23:45:07 -0600<br /> From: Rick Birmingham &lt;rickb@mr.net&gt;<br /> Send reply to: rickb@mr.net<br /> Organization: NetDay Minnesota<br /> To: clift@freenet.msp.mn.us<br /> Subject: [Fwd: E-Debate Questions-Week One]<br /> <br /> Message-ID: &lt;34DA8FEC.6BD6@mr.net&gt;<br /> Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 22:22:05 -0600<br /> From: Rick Birmingham &lt;rickb@mr.net&gt;<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Debate Candidates,<br /> <br /> Welcome to E-Democracy's first debate of the 1998 gubernatorial race.<br /> Thank you all for participating this year. The fact that we have all of<br /> the announced candidates participating so early in the race greatly<br /> strengthens our debate and will enrich the discussions that will flow from<br /> it. To me, this is the democratic process at its finest and I applaud you<br /> for participating.<br /> <br /> I hope you will find these questions to be both broad and balanced. Our<br /> aim in crafting them was to allow you to share your own proposals with the<br /> public. However, if past debates are an indicator, I would stress that<br /> you focus on your own ideas in your answers and not attempt to preempt<br /> other candidates' arguments. There is a rebuttal for just this reason. <br /> <br /> <br /> MINNESOTA<br /> E-DEMOCRACY 98<br /> FIRST<br /> GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE<br /> <br /> WEEK 1<br /> <br /> <br /> A. Monday's question<br /> To be answered by 8 p.m. on Sunday, February 8.<br /> <br /> When responding, please include a brief bio of the candidate. The bios<br /> will be included just before the debate questions to introduce candidates<br /> to the public.<br /> <br /> 1. Many alternatives to the existing education system have been<br /> proposed; including charter schools, vouchers and private sector<br /> involvement. Do you favor any of these approaches, or do you have<br /> specific proposals to strengthen the current system?<br /> <br /> B. Tuesday's rebuttal<br /> To be posted by 8 p.m. on Monday February 9.<br /> <br /> <br /> C. Wednesday's question<br /> To be answered by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10.<br /> <br /> 2. Overall, Minnesota's economy is the strongest it has been in<br /> years. On the agenda are issues such as living wages, labor shortages,<br /> welfare-to-work, and the changing economy in Greater Minnesota. What do<br /> you feel the most pressing challenges will be? How will you address them?<br /> <br /> D. Thursday's rebuttal<br /> To be posted by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11.<br /> <br /> F. Friday's question<br /> To be answered by 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 12.<br /> <br /> 3. To what extent do you intend to support investment in<br /> maintaining Minnesota's highway system and expanding its mass transit<br /> system given the age of the state's highway system, population and<br /> business growth, and the mass transit needs of an aging and dispersed<br /> population?<br /> <br /> G. Saturday's rebuttal<br /> To be posted by 8 p.m. on Friday, February 13.<br /> <br /> On Sunday, the Media Panels' comments will be posted.<br /> <br /> Friday, February 13, you will receive the final three questions for the<br /> week of the 16th.<br /> <br /> Please email all answers and rebuttals to me at both rickb@mr.net and<br /> mn-forum@mr.net/. This will enable E-Democracy to have a backup copy of<br /> your emails in case of any problems.<br /> <br /> If you have ANY questions or problems DO NOT hesitate to call me at home<br /> at 827-6194.<br /> <br /> Rick Birmingham<br /> Coordinator<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> To: mn-forum@mr.net<br /> Subject: MF: Host M1 - Welcome and Introductions<br /> Send reply to: e-democracy@freenet.msp.mn.us<br /> Date sent: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 08:26:04<br /> <br /> <br /> --------------------------------------------------------------------<br /> MN E-Debate 98 - http://www.e-democracy.org/1998 - MN-FORUM@MR.NET <br /> --------------------------------------------------------------------<br /> <br /> <br /> Welcome to Mn-Forum for E-Democracy 98's Gubernatorial Debate!<br /> <br /> This year's debate is the most exciting we have ever put on. All the<br /> declared Gubernatorial candidates from established political parties are<br /> participating. With four political parties, and twelve candidates<br /> represented this year's Governor's race so far, this looks to be one of<br /> the most exciting elections in the country.<br /> <br /> Minnesota E-Democracy is a non-partisan, citizen-based organization. We<br /> are all volunteers.<br /> <br /> This introductory email will introduce you to Mn-Forum and the debate<br /> candidates themselves.<br /> <br /> This moderated list will bring all the Minnesota candidates for Governor<br /> right into your email box. Each day, from February 9 to February 22,<br /> members of Mn-Forum will receive email messages containing the 12<br /> candidates responses to six questions, their rebuttals and weekly comments<br /> from the E-Democracy Media Panel. <br /> <br /> Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays the candidates will respond to one <br /> question from E-Democracy. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays the <br /> candidates will be allowed brief rebuttals. On Sundays, the Media Panel<br /> will analyze the debate and offer their comments.<br /> <br /> In all, you should expect twelve messages a day from this list, with<br /> only six messages on Sundays.<br /> <br /> To sign up to receive the debate via email, send a message to: <br /> majordomo@mr.net in the body of your message just type: <br /> subscribe mn-forum<br /> <br /> If you are unable to participate via email, or you are need to catch up,<br /> the entire debate is archived on the E-Democracy website from:<br /> http://www.e-democracy.org/1998<br /> <br /> This year's debate will include twelve candidates. Each candidate has<br /> provided us with a brief biography of themselves.<br /> <br /> I. Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party <br /> <br /> A. MIKE FREEMAN<br /> <br /> clipped<br /> <br /> <br /> From: E-Democracy &lt;info@e-democracy.org&gt;<br /> To: &quot;'mn-forum@mr.net'&quot; &lt;mn-forum@mr.net&gt;<br /> Subject: MF: Host M1 - Welcome<br /> Date sent: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 07:55:53 -0500<br /> <br /> *****************************************************************<br /> MN E-Debate 98<br /> http://www.e-democracy.org/1998<br /> MN-FORUM@MR.NET<br /> *****************************************************************<br /> <br /> Welcome to E-Democracy 98's final gubernatorial debate. <br /> We are very fortunate to have all eight of the registered <br /> candidates for governor of Minnesota participating in our <br /> online debate. This may be the only opportunity you will get to <br /> hear from all the candidates on &quot;stage&quot; together. I would like to <br /> thank the candidates, their parties, and their campaigns for <br /> taking the time to participate in this debate.<br /> <br /> I would also like to thank the volunteers of E-Democracy. <br /> E-Democracy is a non-partisan, citizen-based effort. This <br /> debate is the product of the work of all volunteers, including <br /> Aaron Osterby, Steve Clift, and David Erickson.<br /> <br /> This gubernatorial debate will be held the week of October 5, <br /> and the week of October 19. There will be a one week break <br /> separating the two weeks of the debate to give candidate time to <br /> respond to our questions.<br /> <br /> As a member of MN-Forum you will be receiving the full text of <br /> the debate. Today, you will be receiving an introductory <br /> statement from each of the candidates. Each candidate's <br /> response will be emailed to you individually. Each of the <br /> candidates' responses to the first short answer question will <br /> also be emailed to you today. To limit the number of emails <br /> you will receive, we will group all the candidates into one email <br /> for the short answer questions.<br /> <br /> In all, there will be ten short answer questions. One for each <br /> day of the debate, Monday through Friday. There will be no <br /> rebuttals on short answer questions. Each will be emailed to <br /> you including the responses of all the candidates.<br /> <br /> There will also be four long answer questions. The first will be <br /> posted to you on Tuesday morning (October 6). Each <br /> candidates' response will be emailed to you separately. The <br /> responses to the first long answer question will be followed on <br /> Wednesday (Oct 7) by rebuttals on that topic from each <br /> candidate. There will be two long answer questions and <br /> rebuttals each week of the debate.<br /> <br /> There will also be one day of finishing remarks by each of the <br /> candidates on Friday, October 23.<br /> <br /> Each day you should expect one email for each of the <br /> candidates, and ninth email containing all of the candidates' <br /> responses to that day's short answer question. There will be <br /> fewer emails sent to you if candidates do not respond to all the <br /> questions.<br /> <br /> There will be no posting of an introduction or response to the <br /> first short answer question today from the Coleman, McCloney, <br /> or Wright campaigns. Their responses were not received, but <br /> they have all agree to participate in the debate. If you wish to <br /> see their responses when they are sent to us, they will be <br /> available on the E-Democracy web site.<br /> <br /> To sign up to receive the debate via email, send a message <br /> to: majordomo@mr.net in the body of your message just <br /> type: subscribe mn-forum<br /> <br /> If you are unable to participate via email, or you are need to <br /> catch up, the entire debate is archived on the E-Democracy <br /> web site from: http://www.e-democracy.org/1998<br /> <br /> Rick Birmingham<br /> E-Democracy<br /> Coordinator<br /> Rickb@mr.net<br /> <br /> *****************************************************************<br /> MN E-Debate 98 <br /> E-Debate messages may be freely redistributed<br /> <br /> Subscribe/Unsubscribe info at: <br /> http://www.e-democracy.org/mn-forum<br /> <br /> Archive of all E-Debate posts: <br /> http://www.e-democracy.org/1998<br /> *****************************************************************<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Date sent: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 19:46:19 -0500<br /> From: Rick Birmingham &lt;rickb@mr.net&gt;<br /> Send reply to: rickb@mr.net<br /> Organization: E-Democracy<br /> To: clift@publicus.net<br /> Subject: E-D Rules &amp; Dates<br /> <br /> September 29, 1998<br /> <br /> Dear Gubernatorial Candidate,<br /> <br /> My name is Rick Birmingham. I am the Coordinator of E-Democracy 1998. I<br /> am writing to you to thank you for your participation in E-Democracy's<br /> gubernatorial debate. The on-line gubernatorial debate will be the first<br /> and third weeks of October, 1998. This year, we are boasting the<br /> participation of at least six of the eight gubernatorial candidates. Fancy<br /> Ray McClooney and Norm Coleman have not been available, or have not yet<br /> decided whether or not they will be particpating.<br /> <br /> E-Democracy is a non-partisan, all volunteer effort to bring democracy to<br /> the public in a free, open, format. Our web site is at:<br /> WWW.E-DEMOCRACY.ORG/. At that site you will find links to candidate's web<br /> pages, links to other web sites that carry useful information for voters,<br /> and an archive of our online debates over the past several gubernatorial<br /> elections. Our last debate was in February, before the caucuses, where we<br /> boast the participation of all of the candidates (in all the parties) that<br /> had announced by the start of our debate.<br /> <br /> E-Democracy's online debates offer campaigns three significant benefits to<br /> campaigns. Our online debate format puts all the gubernatorial candidates<br /> on the same Internet stage at the same time, which is an opportunity for a<br /> diversity of voices to be heard. E-Democracy's debates also go out in a<br /> format that is conducive to reflective thought by citizens on the content<br /> of the debate. Rather than being limited to sound bites and rhetoric,<br /> our format shows interaction between the candidates through the written<br /> word and allows readers to take an active role in the discussion of issues<br /> by going to MN-Politics and MPLS-ISSUES, our online discussion lists. <br /> Citizens will be able to access this information free on the web, or<br /> actually, most people will sign up to receive our debate in their e-mail<br /> inbox each day of the debate. Followers of the debate will be able to<br /> select the candidates they which to hear from, and the questions they wish<br /> to read the responses from, simply by opening their mail or deleting it.<br /> <br /> Participating candidates will be responsible for responding to seven<br /> questions each week of the debate (5 short and 2 long), a short written<br /> introduction, a closing statement, and finally there will be four<br /> rebuttals. There will be at least five days (Tuesday to Saturday) for<br /> each campaign to prepare all their responses to our questions, except the<br /> rebuttals, which will have to be answered the day the long questions are<br /> posted (October 6, 8, 19, 21).<br /> <br /> This year the debate will be similar, but not identical, to our last<br /> debate in February. This year the debate will run from October 5 to<br /> October 9, then will take a week off, and will return from October 19 to<br /> October 23. The week off was requested by campaigns to enable their staff<br /> to work on responses more thoughtfully.<br /> <br /> There will be ten short answer questions in the debate. Five will be<br /> delivered to participating campaigns on the Tuesday before each week of<br /> debate, September 29, and October 13. That will give campaigns nearly a<br /> week to come up with 300 word responses, which will be delivered to<br /> E-Democracy by 9 p.m. on the following Sunday, October 4 &amp;18. E-Democracy<br /> volunteers will post those debate responses to our readers (who can sign<br /> up to receive the debate daily on our web site) and on our web site by 9<br /> a.m. Monday morning, October 5 &amp;19. There will NOT be any rebuttal to the<br /> short answer questions.<br /> <br /> There will also be four long answer questions, and an introduction and<br /> closing remarks in the debate. Two long answer questions will be<br /> delivered to the participating campaigns on the Tuesday before each week<br /> of debate, September 29, and October 13. In addition, to the long answer<br /> questions, campaigns will be responsible for coming up with an<br /> introductory essay, and closing statements. Each of the long answer<br /> questions, the introduction, and the closing remarks must be less than 500<br /> words. There will be a 300 word rebuttal to each of the long answer<br /> questions, but there will NOT be a rebuttal to the opening and closing<br /> statements. Each of these longer essays will take up one day of the<br /> debate.<br /> <br /> I have broken the calendar of events down into two plans. Plan 1 is for<br /> the campaign that may wish to follow the debate directly and send in<br /> responses to questions on the day of each deadline. Plan 2 is simpler and<br /> demonstrates how a campaign can send in as much of their material as soon<br /> as possible in order to have as few days as possible where work will be<br /> required of them. Plan 2 will give campaigns 4 days during the debate in<br /> which it will require campaigns to be active in reading other candidates<br /> responses to questions and send in rebuttals. All the remaining work can<br /> be done in advance.<br /> <br /> E-Democracy volunteers will give the first 5 short answer questions, and<br /> the first two long answer questions to campaigns on Tuesday, September 29.<br /> <br /> CANDIDATES and their campaigns will send us (via email to rickb@mr.net)<br /> responses to the first five short answer questions (300 words) and their<br /> introductory statement (500 words) by 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 4.<br /> <br /> E-Democracy volunteers will post the first 5 short answer questions,<br /> candidate responses, and the introductory essay by 9 a.m. on October 5.<br /> <br /> CANDIDATES and their campaigns will respond to the first long answer<br /> question on October 5 by 9 p.m. to be posted by E-Democracy volunteers the<br /> next day.<br /> <br /> CANDIDATES and their campaigns will send in a rebuttal (300 words) to<br /> their opponents' responses to the first long answer question on Tuesday,<br /> October 6. E-Democracy volunteers will post the rebuttal by 9 a.m. the<br /> next day.<br /> <br /> CANDIDATES and their campaigns will respond to the second long answer<br /> question (500 words), by 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 7. E-Democracy<br /> volunteers will post the responses by 9 a.m. the next day.<br /> <br /> CANDIDATES and their campaigns will send in a rebuttal (300 words) to<br /> their opponents' responses to the second long answer question by 9 p.m.,<br /> October 8. E-Democracy volunteers will post the rebuttal by 9 a.m. the<br /> next day.<br /> <br /> That will end the first week of debate.<br /> <br /> The second week of debate will follow the same format.<br /> <br /> E-Democracy volunteers will get the second group of five short answer<br /> questions and the second group of two long answer questions to the<br /> campaigns on Tuesday, October 13.<br /> <br /> CANDIDATES and their campaigns will send responds the second group of five<br /> short answer questions (300 words each), and a response to the third long<br /> answer question (500 words) to E-Democracy by 9 p.m. Sunday, October 18. <br /> E-Democracy volunteers will post the responses by 9 a.m. the next day.<br /> <br /> CANDIDATES and their campaigns will send in their rebuttal to their<br /> opponents' responses to the third long answer question (300 words) by 9<br /> p.m., Monday, October 19. . E-Democracy volunteers will post the<br /> responses by 9 a.m. the next day.<br /> <br /> CANDIDATES and their campaigns will send in their answers to the fourth<br /> (and final) long answer question (500 words) by 9 p.m., Tuesday, October<br /> 20. E-Democracy volunteers will post the responses by 9 a.m. the next<br /> day.<br /> <br /> CANDIDATES and their campaigns will send in their rebuttal to their<br /> opponents' responses to the fourth long answer question (300 words) by 9<br /> p.m., Wednesday, October 21. E-Democracy volunteers will post the<br /> responses by 9 a.m. the next day.<br /> <br /> CANDIDATES and their campaigns will send their closing statement (500<br /> words) by 9 p.m., Thursday, October 22. . E-Democracy volunteers will<br /> post the responses by 9 a.m. the next day.<br /> <br /> Plan 2<br /> <br /> That is a day by day breakdown, if you want to make it simple, here is<br /> what you should send us and when:<br /> <br /> To shorten things, just email us the answers to the first 5 short answer<br /> questions, your introduction, and the responses to the first two long<br /> answer questions by 9p.m. Sunday, October 4. Then, for the second week of<br /> the debate do the same thing. Just send us your responses to the second<br /> group of five short answer questions, your closing statements, and your<br /> responses to our second group of two long answer questions, by 9 p.m.<br /> Sunday, October 18. <br /> <br /> If you send us all of that, then you only need to be active on the four<br /> days that we post all the candidates responses to the long answer<br /> questions. On the days we post responses to the long answer questions,<br /> you will have to read all the candidates responses during the day and<br /> prepare a rebuttal to send to us by 9 p.m. that evening. The days you<br /> will have to read the candidates responses and send us rebuttals will be:<br /> <br /> Week 1<br /> Tuesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 8<br /> <br /> Week 2<br /> Monday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 21<br /> <br /> <br /> Please feel free to choose whichever plan works better for your<br /> campaign. However, I must remind you that the 9 p.m. deadline is hard and<br /> fast in order to be fair to all participants. Messages received after 9<br /> p.m. will not be posted until after the conclusion of the debate, and they<br /> will not be emailed directly to those on the E-Democracy Debate E-Mail<br /> list.<br /> <br /> If you are interested in receiving the debate in your email box, rather<br /> than having to visit it on the web, you can sign up to receive it by<br /> visiting WWW.E-DEMOCRACY.ORG/.<br /> <br /> Thank you for your participation,<br /> <br /> <br /> Rick Birmingham<br /> Coordinator<br /> E-Democracy<br /> (612) 789-7058<br /> email: rickb@mr.net<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> ------- End of forwarded message -------<br /> ------- End of forwarded message -------</div> Admin