US onAir Network

Democracy onAir, the Virginia chartered nonpartisan nonprofit sponsoring this pilot Virginia onAir Hub, has launched the US onAir network of 50 state Hubs focused on elections and governance. The Virginia onAir Hub has been our pilot that we used to design and implement the other 49 state Hubs. Below is a link to the central United States onAir Hub which is being managed and curated by DC area college students.

US onAir Network: us.onair.cc

Any US resident can become a member of the US onAir Hub and any other state Hub by selecting the “Join” button at the upper right of each Hub. It’s free.  Hub membership will enable you to participate in forum discussions about your elected representatives and candidates running for office, ask them questions and make suggestions, and give endorsements.

We look forward to continue development of this Virginia onAir Hub. We would like to express our appreciation to all those students, politicians, and Virginia residents who supported the development of this pilot state Hub with a special shoutout to Virginia Delegate David Bulova and GMU professors Jennifer Victor, Lourdes Fernandez, and Dieter Pfoser.

Forum Guidelines

This post is meant to provide guidelines for how Democracy onAir determines the permissibility and impermissibility of speech and content on the Virginia Elections & Governance Hub and future hubs. These principles are meant to encourage civil and honest discourse without allowing for harassment or threats to personal safety. In case of any questions or concerns, please contact Executive Director Tim O’Shea at tim.oshea@onair.cc .

Terms of Use

All content in this site is under the Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial license which permits content sharing and adaptation as long as proper attribution is given to its author(s) and is used for non-commercial purposes

Hub members must be a US resident and/or US Citizen and be 13 years or older.

Simply visiting the Virginia onAir (VAO) Hub does not expose your identity publicly. This privacy policy was significantly helped by consulting the Wikimedia Foundation Privacy Policy.

About Aircasting

Our Aircasts are meant to politically inform and engage Virginians. Aircasts are live streamed and recorded videos that include viewer input and comments, and are then archived in related posts and profiles.

We focus particularly on"Online Town Halls" which are curator-assisted Aircasts.

Using their laptops, elected officials or candidates can Aircast updates, question and answer sessions, and general announcements at any time. These videos can also be archived in a candidate’s profile on the Hub.

All content in this site is under the Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial license which permits content sharing and adaptation as long as proper attribution is given to its author(s) and is used for non-commercial purposes.

Democracy onAir

Mission statement:
Democracy onAir, through its easy to use, innovative network of state Hubs and university chapters, organizes students to become engaged in and impact state and federal politics facilitating a more civil, collaborative and vibrant democracy.

Students manage and curate information and media-rich online places where a state’s residents can learn more about and interact with their representatives and each other on the issues important to them.

Current status and plans:
The USA onAir Hub is the central Hub of a network of state elections and governance Hubs. Democracy onAir’s first two pilot state Hubs- Virginia onAir and Ohio onAir – demonstrate how we will develop, implement and interconnect a network of 50 state Hubs in preparation for the Nov. 5, 2020 elections.

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