Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Yahoo! is Asking America

The Yahoo! News Ask America site is dedicated to providing Americans with a place to join the conversation and share their opinions on midterm election issues.

Content from Associated Content Contributors is in the mix with news stories from a handful of great AC Contributors appearing as related stories when users click to answer numerous Ask America questions. For an example, check Sylvia Cochran's piece on the definition of a recession.

Now you can engage with Ask America offline, too!

Yahoo! Ask America van
The Ask America van will be visiting cities around the United States between now and election day, getting voters' first person perspectives on political issues around the country. Here's a rough schedule (subject to change):

9/28 – Tampa
9/30-10/2 – Miami area
10/8-10 – Santa Monica
10/12 – Sacramento / San Rafael area (for California's gubernatorial debates)
10/13 – San Francisco
10/14 – Sunnyvale
10/17-20 – Denver
10/22-23 – Boulder
10/27-10/30 – Washington, DC (for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Comedy Central sponsored political rallies)

The best part? If you make it to an Ask America stop and introduce yourself to Yahoo! staff as an AC Contributor, the van staff will give you some nifty Yahoo! branded gear and information on claiming a $15 assignment to create a political op-ed on a 2010 election topic you're passionate about.

If you're a Contributor in one of the areas getting a visit from the Ask America van, expect an email from us with more information on how you can make your voice heard with Ask America. You can also check the Assignment Desk for a targeted assignment containing information on exactly when and where the van will stop!


Lori May said...

I'm very excited to see that they are coming to Denver! :D I can't wait to participate.

Lyn Lomasi said...

Yay! They are coming to Denver! Looking forward to it and marking the calendar now!

Donald Pennington said...

Sounds like fun!

Linda Ann Nickerson said...

Neat idea.

Why no Midwest stops? ;-)