Tired of struggling with election software programs that aren't user-friendly, won't speak to each other, or won't print out cleanly? Have a "tech nightmare" to share?
This just popped into my mailbox. I pass it along for your perusal:
Sign the Integration Proclamation
If you work for a progressive organization or campaign, you probably struggle with technology. You probably have multiple databases and tech tools that half-work, but drive you crazy because they don't work together, and do everything you need. You're not alone. Thousands of us have struggled for years with splintered systems that don't get the job done.
If you want the progressive movement to finally have the tools we need to win our campaigns, you should sign The Integration Proclamation. Check it out at IntegrationProclamation.com, and after you've signed it, send it around to your co-workers, colleagues, allies and anyone else who fights for progressive social change.
Integrated? Seamless? Interoperable? They can't mean Democrats.
From the Integration Proclamation website:
Technology integration, also called "interoperability," means getting one program to seamlessly share data with another program -- ie, getting programs to "talk" to each other. If you're a progressive, you should care, because "dis-integration" is killing us...
The idea for the Proclamation was born on Dec. 2, 2006, at RootsCamp DC, in a two-part session called "Why Does Technology Suck?" aka, "Tech Sux." About 40 progressive vendors, organizers, consultants and campaigners agreed that lack of integration was the #1 problem in the progressive tech world.
Don't know if an online "proclamation" will help, but like chicken soup, it couldn't hurt.