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January 28, 2004

Voices Without Votes 2004

Voices Without Votes 2004 Thursday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Coach House Elections are usually national affairs, with the specific leader of an arbitrary country having a limited effect on the world at large. But when the arbitrary country is the world's only superpower, the election of its president becomes a matter for world concern.? Peter Deitz, one of the McLuhan Program's research fellows has launched a site that asks people from around the world to ""write a letter to America"" to express their views on the upcoming presidential election. The thinking behind the project is that the American president has a tremendous influence on how the entire world conducts itself, both for good and for ill. Voices Without Votes 2004 (http://www.voices04.org) provides a forum whereby those who are affected by US policy but do not have a vote in the election can help to influence the opinion of those who do. The site includes a newsy weblog, plus the submitted letters and other commentary.??? Come join us on Thursday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the McLuhan Program Coach House, 39A Queen's Park Crescent East, when Peter Deitz will present Voices Without Votes 2004. Directions to the Coach House can be found at: http://www.mcluhan.utoronto.ca/visitor_info.htm? Regards, Mark Federman Chief Strategist McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology University of Toronto What are we thinking today? http://www.mcluhan.utoronto.ca/blogger/"

Posted by jason at January 28, 2004 02:54 PM