Wednesday, February 3, 2010

For My Democracy Today I am Helping to Change Public Opinion

This one is really quite easy. You can change public opinion simply by providing information.

A motivated citizen armed with knowledge, can go a long way into changing the way that people feel.

Because Stephen Harper has kept such a tight control on the media and the message; very little is reaching the public, except in carefully scripted press releases.

You can change that, by first going to CAPP, where we have more than 20,000 links, and then sharing what you know as a twitter, or visiting online articles, where you can leave comments anonymously.

Simply choose a handle and provide them with a valid email address (they don't publish it). Often even the simple act of selecting 'agree' or 'disagree', or giving a comment a thumbs up or down, can have an impact.

This is especially important with small newspapers. On CAPP we often share an article that has irked us, and send people over. Many of these publications rarely get feedback, but as a team we can generate a buzz.

This is a link to an alphabetical list of Canadian newspapers, where you can read their online articles and interact by taking their polls, or lending your voice to the debate.

Now go get 'em.

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