Alabama Libertarians Unveil New Internet Community

The Libertarian Party of Alabama recently launched a new website. Utilizing open source technology, the site promises to become an online community for libertarians throughout the state.

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Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) November 15, 2005

The Libertarian Party of Alabama (LPA) unveiled its new website over the weekend. The major redesign of the political website at http://al.lp.org provides a wide variety of state-of-the-art features intended to provide an Internet community for libertarians throughout the state.

“The new site serves several unique purposes,” stated newly elected LPA Chair James Hines. “In addition to the obvious grassroots outreach opportunity, we’ve added blogs, a detailed event calendar which even routes the user to a Yahoo! Map, and provides mechanisms for RSVPing and volunteering for events. I’m really excited about the press center, which provides easy access to our spokespeople, press releases, and recent news specifically for members of the media.”

LPA Vice Chair and Internet media veteran Stephen Gordon leads both a web development team and a separate team of content providers. Gordon’s previous Internet activities have been covered by a wide range of media, including C-Net’s news.com, C-SPAN, AP wires, MediaPost, Slate, and a considerable variety of websites.

The revised site utilizes a product called CivicSpace, which is an open-source community organizing process and software platform. According to Gordon, “We used an open source backbone for our site because we believe that the politics, like the Internet, should remain an open source project. People should be allowed access to every level of our government, without the authoritarian top-down approaches taken by the larger political parties.”

Additional information about CivicSpace may be found http://civicspacelabs.org. To experience the recently updated Libertarian Party of Alabama web portal, please visit http://al.lp.org.

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