Comments on: Pledge a dollar, save a newspaper http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/10/14/pledge-a-dollar-save-a-newspaper/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: timothy http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/10/14/pledge-a-dollar-save-a-newspaper/#comment-353398 Wed, 05 Nov 2008 06:22:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/10/14/pledge-a-dollar-save-a-newspaper/#comment-353398 India-born entrepreneurs empower US voters

Shukoor Ahmed ran for a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates in 1998, after coming to America a decade earlier from Hyderabad, India. Campaigning door-to-door, he was surprised so many voters did not know who represented them!

After his race ended slightly short of victory, he took advantage of his Master’s degree in Computer Technology and Political Science to build StateDemocracy.org, a website he launched in 2001 to connect citizens and lawmakers. His website’s motto encapsulated its mission:

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