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Getting Online with Political Action

Owners of Oahu Business Services have reported in the Fil-Am Chronicle about computer programs that can help citizens increase their participation in the democratic process. Noting that four elements of a working democracy are awareness, access, action, and accountability, they hope citizens will use technology to attain political access.

Two software programs that can be helpful are Personal Lobbyist 2.0 from Oahu Business Services and Who's Who in Government in Hawaii 1.0 from the Chamber of Commerce of Hawai'i. The software features information about Hawai'i's elected government from the congressional delegation to the board of education. Each program allows users to write and print letters or faxes, record votes, make notes, and more. They are available for PC Windows and Macintosh and are produced locally. Combined with nationally available on-line services, they should help with each citizen's active participation in government.

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