Federal Election Commission Okays Issues-Based DollarVote.orgTM

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Returning the election focus to key issues, like taxes, stem cell research, freedom of the press, immigration, abortion/right to life and same-sex marriage, is the idea behind DollarVote.orgTM, a brand new concept that will harness the power of the Internet, beginning with the 2004 Senatorial election.

Returning the election focus to key issues, like taxes, stem cell research, freedom of the press, immigration, abortion/right to life and same-sex marriage, is the idea behind DollarVote.orgTM, a brand new concept that will harness the power of the Internet, beginning with the 2004 Senatorial election.

Recently the Federal Election Commission officially gave the green light to DollarVote.orgTM, an issues-based, nonpartisan Internet site devoted to informing the public and giving them a voice on important issues. DollarVote.org will encourage political candidates to commit themselves on key social and economic issues in exchange for significant political contributions.

The DollarVote Plan has two parts. In the first part, “dollarvoters” review and select from a variety of issues the positions most clearly aligned with their beliefs. They then back their opinions with nonpartisan political contributions. In the second part, candidates for senatorial office pledge their efforts and receive the funds contributed in support of their positions on key issues. Republican, Democrat, Green Party, Libertarian, independent—all can participate and make their views known in a politically neutral forum that stresses ideas and solutions.

Issues currently available include most of the hot buttons for the current election: stem cell research, abortion/right to life, immigration, federal taxes, freedom of speech and the media, and same-sex marriage. Three position statements for each give both dollarvoters and senatorial candidates the flexibility to find a comfortable fit with each issue.

To help individuals understand these issues better, dollarvoters may review current news articles and discuss them others in an online Town Square. Once they have decided, they contribute to support their positions.

DollarVote.orgTM will help voters communicate their views more clearly to senatorial candidates in a forum separated from political party or agenda. In so doing, DollarVote.orgTM will harness the power of the Internet to promote political involvement and to give the American people a new, powerful voice in what happens in Washington.

Visit http://www.DollarVote.org to learn more and get involved! The material reviewed by the FEC in today’s hearing may be viewed on their website.

About DollarVote.orgTM

DollarVote.orgTM is the brainchild of Andrew W. Mitchell, a recent graduate of Harvard University. Its mission is to restore an issues focus to politics, harnessing the power of the Internet to reach as many citizens as possible. Focusing on the 2004 Senatorial elections to start, the corporation will increase its reach to the gubernatorial, Senatorial and House elections of 2006.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Andrew W. Mitchell, CEO

DollarVote.org

517-239-9061

703-528-6268 FAX

http://www.dollarvote.org

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