Read and Discuss

Learn about who represents you, Virginia House and Senate committees, the upcoming Governor’s race, civic engagement programs, and much more on the Virginia onAir governance and elections Hub. When you have viewed a post, give feedback to its authors and participate in discussions.

Below are some of the ways you can Read and Discuss posts on Virginia onAir.

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Read about who represents you and Discuss.

Make a suggestion. Ask a question. Add a forum comment. Give your endorsement.

You can find your representative by going to va.onair.cc and select the “VA Representatives” billboard and the “Who Represents Me” choice. Type in your street address, city and state.

To learn more your delegate, select the three dots next to the post’s title and navigate the tabs. To view all the content at one time, select the feature image or the post’s title.

To add to a discussion, login and select the speech balloon.

 

Read and DiscussRead about the bills passed by state committees and Discuss.

Make a suggestion. Ask a question. Add a forum comment.

You can find state senate and house committees you are interested in. Select the “Governance” billboard then “VA House” or “VA Senate” Committees and go to the committee you are interested in.

To view a slide show of all the House or Senate committees, select “Top Posts”. You will see their Top News items which you can view in the feature image.

To learn more about the committee, select the three dots next to the post’s title and navigate the tabs. To view all the content at one time, select the feature image or the post’s title.

To add to a discussion, login and select the speech balloon.

 

Read and Discuss 1Read about the upcoming Governor’s race and Discuss.

Make a suggestion. Ask a question. Add a forum comment. Give your endorsement.

You can find the Governor race post by going to va.onair.cc and selecting the 4th thumbnail.

To learn more about the Governor’s race, select the three dots next to the post’s title and navigate the tabs. To view all the content at one time, select the feature image or the post’s title.

To add to a discussion, login and select the speech balloon.

 

Read and Discuss 2Read about university & nonprofit civic engagement programs and Discuss.

Make a suggestion. Ask a question. Add a forum comment.

You can find university & nonprofit civic engagement programs you are interested in by going to va.onair.cc.

Select the “Governance” billboard then “Universities” or “Nonprofits”

To view a slide show of all the House or Senate committees, select “Top Posts”. You will see their Top News items which you can view in the feature image.

To learn more about the engagement activities, select the three dots next to the post’s title and navigate the tabs. To view all the content at one time, select the feature image or the post’s title.

To add to a discussion, login and select the speech balloon.

Moderate Discussions

Virginia onAir is looking for volunteers who would like to moderate online discussion about Virginia governance and election topics of their interest.

Below are some of the types of posts that you can moderate on Virginia onAir.

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Moderate the discussions in a representative’s post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on your representatives posts meet our moderation guidelines.

Moderators will become co-authors of a representative post and will have reserved seats to any aircast related to the post(s) they are moderating.

Moderators will become co-authors of a committee post and will have reserved seats to any aircast related to the post(s) they are moderating.

Moderators can also assist with curation of a post’s content collaborating with other their co-authors and interested viewers.

Moderators can also assist with curation of a post’s content collaborating with other their co-authors and interested viewers.

Read and Discuss

Moderate the discussions in a committee post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on committee posts meet our moderation guidelines.

 

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Moderate the discussions in the  Governor’s race post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on the Governor race post meets our moderation guidelines.

 

Read and Discuss 2

Moderate the discussions in a  university or nonprofit civic engagement post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on civic engagement posts meet our moderation guidelines.

Watch an Aircast

Learn about and interact with politicians through a Virginia onAir Aircast.

Aircasts are Zoom meetings with featured guests and audience participation that are livestreamed to the public. Aircasts are recorded and archived in onAir Hubs and YouTube channels and shareable on social media and websites.

To be part of an audience during an aircast, contact the aircast’s Host.

Below are some of the types of aircasts you can watch on Virginia onAir.

Watch an Aircast

Watch and Participate in Aircast Forums on issues

Learn about issues important to you & ask the politicians and experts questions.

To be part of an audience during an aircast, contact the aircast’s Host.

 

Watch an Aircast 1

Watch and Participate in Aircast Presentations

Learn about issues important to you & ask the politicians and experts questions.

 

Watch an Aircast 2

Watch and Participate in Aircasts w/ your representatives

Learn about issues important to you & ask the politicians and experts questions.

 

Watch an Aircast 3

Watch and Participate in Aircast debates

Learn about issues important to you & ask the politicians and experts questions.

 

Curate Aircasts

You can curate aircasts with your VA representatives and their staffs and with their constituents particularly on issues important to you or your community.

You will curate aircasts that feature a host and panelists knowledgeable on a specific issue. Slide presentations and short videos can be part of an aircast to introduce an issue. Host and panelists will decide on who can participate in the aircast’s Zoom audience.

You may consider using slides or a short video to share information with attendees.Aircasts are also conducted with the support of aircast producers who manage all the technical aspects of the aircast.
Contact: Shuaib.Ahmed@onair.cc to become an aircast producer.

Below are some of the types of aircasts you can curate on Virginia onAir.

Watch an Aircast

Curate an aircast on an issue important to you.

As an onAir Curator, you coordinate and introduce aircasts on issues important to you.

Watch an Aircast 1

 Curate an aircast presentations.

As an onAir Curator, you coordinate and introduce aircasts on presentations important to you.

Watch an Aircast 2Curate aircasts w/ your representatives

As an onAir Curator, you coordinate and introduce aircasts on presentations important to you.

Watch an Aircast 3

Curate an aircast debate.

As an onAir Curator, you coordinate and introduce aircasts on debates important to you.

Become an Intern

Democracy onAir welcomes any US citizen to apply for an internship. We require a minimum commitment of 6 hours per week.

We have a special interest in working with undergraduate students majoring in government, communications, media, or a related field with a passion to improve democracy in the US.  Students (and other US citizens) who want to intern with Democracy onAir this fall can submit their resume with an introductory email articulating why you are interested in being a Democracy onAir intern and include a link, if appropriate, to your relevant academic program (internship, capstone project, research project etc.) to: internships@onair.cc. 

Become an Advocate

Advocates of various issues important to US residents will have an opportunity to contribute position papers, reviews, videos, and other types of content related to an issue. As premium members, they will be able to:

  • author new posts on issues
  • co-author existing posts on issues
  • contribute to curated overview posts on issues

Advocates can sign up through an existing organization or individually. Until our beta testing is completed, advocate memberships are currently only available upon request without charge.

Send requests to: Jessler Elvira at jessler.elvira@onair.cc

 

Civic Education ProjectsRead and Discuss

Learn about who represents you, Virginia House and Senate committees, the upcoming Governor’s race, civic engagement programs, and much more on the Virginia onAir governance and elections Hub. When you have viewed a post, give feedback to its authors and participate in discussions.

Below are some of the ways you can Read and Discuss posts on Virginia onAir.

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Read about who represents you and Discuss.

Make a suggestion. Ask a question. Add a forum comment. Give your endorsement.

You can find your representative by going to va.onair.cc and select the “VA Representatives” billboard and the “Who Represents Me” choice. Type in your street address, city and state.

To learn more your delegate, select the three dots next to the post’s title and navigate the tabs. To view all the content at one time, select the feature image or the post’s title.

To add to a discussion, login and select the speech balloon.

 

Read and DiscussRead about the bills passed by state committees and Discuss.

Make a suggestion. Ask a question. Add a forum comment.

You can find state senate and house committees you are interested in. Select the “Governance” billboard then “VA House” or “VA Senate” Committees and go to the committee you are interested in.

To view a slide show of all the House or Senate committees, select “Top Posts”. You will see their Top News items which you can view in the feature image.

To learn more about the committee, select the three dots next to the post’s title and navigate the tabs. To view all the content at one time, select the feature image or the post’s title.

To add to a discussion, login and select the speech balloon.

 

Read and Discuss 1Read about the upcoming Governor’s race and Discuss.

Make a suggestion. Ask a question. Add a forum comment. Give your endorsement.

You can find the Governor race post by going to va.onair.cc and selecting the 4th thumbnail.

To learn more about the Governor’s race, select the three dots next to the post’s title and navigate the tabs. To view all the content at one time, select the feature image or the post’s title.

To add to a discussion, login and select the speech balloon.

 

Read and Discuss 2Read about university & nonprofit civic engagement programs and Discuss.

Make a suggestion. Ask a question. Add a forum comment.

You can find university & nonprofit civic engagement programs you are interested in by going to va.onair.cc.

Select the “Governance” billboard then “Universities” or “Nonprofits”

To view a slide show of all the House or Senate committees, select “Top Posts”. You will see their Top News items which you can view in the feature image.

To learn more about the engagement activities, select the three dots next to the post’s title and navigate the tabs. To view all the content at one time, select the feature image or the post’s title.

To add to a discussion, login and select the speech balloon.

Summary

Learn about who represents you, Virginia House and Senate committees, the upcoming Governor’s race, civic engagement programs, and much more on the Virginia onAir governance and elections Hub. When you have viewed a post, give feedback to its authors and participate in discussions.

Below are some of the ways you can Read and Discuss posts on Virginia onAir.

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Read about who represents you and Discuss.

Make a suggestion. Ask a question. Add a forum comment. Give your endorsement.

You can find your representative by going to va.onair.cc and select the “VA Representatives” billboard and the “Who Represents Me” choice. Type in your street address, city and state.

To learn more your delegate, select the three dots next to the post’s title and navigate the tabs. To view all the content at one time, select the feature image or the post’s title.

To add to a discussion, login and select the speech balloon.

 

Read and DiscussRead about the bills passed by state committees and Discuss.

Make a suggestion. Ask a question. Add a forum comment.

You can find state senate and house committees you are interested in. Select the “Governance” billboard then “VA House” or “VA Senate” Committees and go to the committee you are interested in.

To view a slide show of all the House or Senate committees, select “Top Posts”. You will see their Top News items which you can view in the feature image.

To learn more about the committee, select the three dots next to the post’s title and navigate the tabs. To view all the content at one time, select the feature image or the post’s title.

To add to a discussion, login and select the speech balloon.

 

Read and Discuss 1Read about the upcoming Governor’s race and Discuss.

Make a suggestion. Ask a question. Add a forum comment. Give your endorsement.

You can find the Governor race post by going to va.onair.cc and selecting the 4th thumbnail.

To learn more about the Governor’s race, select the three dots next to the post’s title and navigate the tabs. To view all the content at one time, select the feature image or the post’s title.

To add to a discussion, login and select the speech balloon.

 

Read and Discuss 2Read about university & nonprofit civic engagement programs and Discuss.

Make a suggestion. Ask a question. Add a forum comment.

You can find university & nonprofit civic engagement programs you are interested in by going to va.onair.cc.

Select the “Governance” billboard then “Universities” or “Nonprofits”

To view a slide show of all the House or Senate committees, select “Top Posts”. You will see their Top News items which you can view in the feature image.

To learn more about the engagement activities, select the three dots next to the post’s title and navigate the tabs. To view all the content at one time, select the feature image or the post’s title.

To add to a discussion, login and select the speech balloon.

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Watch and DiscussModerate Discussions

Virginia onAir is looking for volunteers who would like to moderate online discussion about Virginia governance and election topics of their interest.

Below are some of the types of posts that you can moderate on Virginia onAir.

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Moderate the discussions in a representative’s post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on your representatives posts meet our moderation guidelines.

Moderators will become co-authors of a representative post and will have reserved seats to any aircast related to the post(s) they are moderating.

Moderators will become co-authors of a committee post and will have reserved seats to any aircast related to the post(s) they are moderating.

Moderators can also assist with curation of a post’s content collaborating with other their co-authors and interested viewers.

Moderators can also assist with curation of a post’s content collaborating with other their co-authors and interested viewers.

Read and Discuss

Moderate the discussions in a committee post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on committee posts meet our moderation guidelines.

 

Read and Discuss 1

Moderate the discussions in the  Governor’s race post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on the Governor race post meets our moderation guidelines.

 

Read and Discuss 2

Moderate the discussions in a  university or nonprofit civic engagement post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on civic engagement posts meet our moderation guidelines.

Summary

Virginia onAir is looking for volunteers who would like to moderate online discussion about Virginia governance and election topics of their interest.

Below are some of the types of posts that you can moderate on Virginia onAir.

Engage in Your Democracy 3

Moderate the discussions in a representative’s post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on your representatives posts meet our moderation guidelines.

Moderators will become co-authors of a representative post and will have reserved seats to any aircast related to the post(s) they are moderating.

Moderators will become co-authors of a committee post and will have reserved seats to any aircast related to the post(s) they are moderating.

Moderators can also assist with curation of a post’s content collaborating with other their co-authors and interested viewers.

Moderators can also assist with curation of a post’s content collaborating with other their co-authors and interested viewers.

Read and Discuss

Moderate the discussions in a committee post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on committee posts meet our moderation guidelines.

 

Read and Discuss 1

Moderate the discussions in the  Governor’s race post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on the Governor race post meets our moderation guidelines.

 

Read and Discuss 2

Moderate the discussions in a  university or nonprofit civic engagement post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on civic engagement posts meet our moderation guidelines.

Curate a politician post

You can learn more about your Virginia representatives by assisting in the curation of the relevant posts on Virginia onAir.

Project:

Curate new information on a politician, especially ones who represents you.

Description:

Learn how to c curate information and news items regarding one of your state representatives (delegate or senator). Information that might be curated:

  • Bio
  • Any updates to staff, contact information
  • Record (voting, elections, fundraising)
  • Committees
  • Positions on issues
  • Sponsored legislation
  • Events
  • Media coverage

Use the Who Represents Me? tool to determine your representatives.

Example politician post: David Bulova

Contact:
Jessler Elvira at jessler.elvira@onair.cc

Curate an issue post

You can learn more about issues important to you by assisting in the curation of the relevant posts on Virginia onAir.

Project:

Write about and compile information on an issue of interest to you that has been started by Virginia onAir.

Description:

Learn how to create a post and curate information and news items regarding a chosen issue that will be addressed by the 2021 Virginia General Assembly. 

You can provide background on the issue, associated organizations and corporations, major perspectives, and current legislative efforts. You can cover a new aspect to the issue, such as public opinion, related events (e.g. hearings, town halls, etc), or details on a piece of legislation.

Reaching out to representatives interested in the issue is recommended.

Content should be unbiased, though common perspectives should be represented. Separate opinion/advocacy pieces will be available later.

Example issue post: Climate Change

Contact:
Kerrie Thompson at kerrie.thompson@onair.cc

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Moderate a VA onAir aircastsWatch an Aircast

Learn about and interact with politicians through a Virginia onAir Aircast.

Aircasts are Zoom meetings with featured guests and audience participation that are livestreamed to the public. Aircasts are recorded and archived in onAir Hubs and YouTube channels and shareable on social media and websites.

To be part of an audience during an aircast, contact the aircast’s Host.

Below are some of the types of aircasts you can watch on Virginia onAir.

Watch an Aircast

Watch and Participate in Aircast Forums on issues

Learn about issues important to you & ask the politicians and experts questions.

To be part of an audience during an aircast, contact the aircast’s Host.

 

Watch an Aircast 1

Watch and Participate in Aircast Presentations

Learn about issues important to you & ask the politicians and experts questions.

 

Watch an Aircast 2

Watch and Participate in Aircasts w/ your representatives

Learn about issues important to you & ask the politicians and experts questions.

 

Watch an Aircast 3

Watch and Participate in Aircast debates

Learn about issues important to you & ask the politicians and experts questions.

 

Summary

Learn about and interact with politicians through a Virginia onAir Aircast.

Aircasts are Zoom meetings with featured guests and audience participation that are livestreamed to the public. Aircasts are recorded and archived in onAir Hubs and YouTube channels and shareable on social media and websites.

To be part of an audience during an aircast, contact the aircast’s Host.

Below are some of the types of aircasts you can watch on Virginia onAir.

Watch an Aircast

Watch and Participate in Aircast Forums on issues

Learn about issues important to you & ask the politicians and experts questions.

To be part of an audience during an aircast, contact the aircast’s Host.

 

Watch an Aircast 1

Watch and Participate in Aircast Presentations

Learn about issues important to you & ask the politicians and experts questions.

 

Watch an Aircast 2

Watch and Participate in Aircasts w/ your representatives

Learn about issues important to you & ask the politicians and experts questions.

 

Watch an Aircast 3

Watch and Participate in Aircast debates

Learn about issues important to you & ask the politicians and experts questions.

 

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Aircast projectsCurate Aircasts

You can curate aircasts with your VA representatives and their staffs and with their constituents particularly on issues important to you or your community.

You will curate aircasts that feature a host and panelists knowledgeable on a specific issue. Slide presentations and short videos can be part of an aircast to introduce an issue. Host and panelists will decide on who can participate in the aircast’s Zoom audience.

You may consider using slides or a short video to share information with attendees.Aircasts are also conducted with the support of aircast producers who manage all the technical aspects of the aircast.
Contact: Shuaib.Ahmed@onair.cc to become an aircast producer.

Below are some of the types of aircasts you can curate on Virginia onAir.

Watch an Aircast

Curate an aircast on an issue important to you.

As an onAir Curator, you coordinate and introduce aircasts on issues important to you.

Watch an Aircast 1

 Curate an aircast presentations.

As an onAir Curator, you coordinate and introduce aircasts on presentations important to you.

Watch an Aircast 2Curate aircasts w/ your representatives

As an onAir Curator, you coordinate and introduce aircasts on presentations important to you.

Watch an Aircast 3

Curate an aircast debate.

As an onAir Curator, you coordinate and introduce aircasts on debates important to you.

Summary

You can curate aircasts with your VA representatives and their staffs and with their constituents particularly on issues important to you or your community.

You will curate aircasts that feature a host and panelists knowledgeable on a specific issue. Slide presentations and short videos can be part of an aircast to introduce an issue. Host and panelists will decide on who can participate in the aircast’s Zoom audience.

You may consider using slides or a short video to share information with attendees.Aircasts are also conducted with the support of aircast producers who manage all the technical aspects of the aircast.
Contact: Shuaib.Ahmed@onair.cc to become an aircast producer.

Below are some of the types of aircasts you can curate on Virginia onAir.

Watch an Aircast

Curate an aircast on an issue important to you.

As an onAir Curator, you coordinate and introduce aircasts on issues important to you.

Watch an Aircast 1

 Curate an aircast presentations.

As an onAir Curator, you coordinate and introduce aircasts on presentations important to you.

Watch an Aircast 2Curate aircasts w/ your representatives

As an onAir Curator, you coordinate and introduce aircasts on presentations important to you.

Watch an Aircast 3

Curate an aircast debate.

As an onAir Curator, you coordinate and introduce aircasts on debates important to you.

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Student Curation Opportunities 1Become an Intern

Democracy onAir welcomes any US citizen to apply for an internship. We require a minimum commitment of 6 hours per week.

We have a special interest in working with undergraduate students majoring in government, communications, media, or a related field with a passion to improve democracy in the US.  Students (and other US citizens) who want to intern with Democracy onAir this fall can submit their resume with an introductory email articulating why you are interested in being a Democracy onAir intern and include a link, if appropriate, to your relevant academic program (internship, capstone project, research project etc.) to: internships@onair.cc. 

Summary

Democracy onAir welcomes any US citizen to apply for an internship. We require a minimum commitment of 6 hours per week.

We have a special interest in working with undergraduate students majoring in government, communications, media, or a related field with a passion to improve democracy in the US.  Students (and other US citizens) who want to intern with Democracy onAir this fall can submit their resume with an introductory email articulating why you are interested in being a Democracy onAir intern and include a link, if appropriate, to your relevant academic program (internship, capstone project, research project etc.) to: internships@onair.cc. 

ABOUT US ONAIR

To reinvigorate our imperiled democracy, US onAir is developing 50 curated, media rich online state governance and election Hubs and a central US Hub. We are supporting the US public to become more informed about and engaged in federal, state, and local politics while facilitating more civil and positive collaboration.

US onAir is a growing coalition of individuals and organizations creating a new kind of digital democracy network. Participation in US onAir is open to all US citizens and qualifying organizations. Democracy onAir, a nonpartisan 501c3 nonprofit, is providing the technology, curation, and organizational support needed to establish a dynamic, evolving network.

To learn more about the US onAir network, go to this post with 2 minute introductory video.

WHY BECOME AN INTERN?

The primary internship benefits beyond helping to reinvigorate democracy are intended to be career-enhancing:

  • Visibility in your field; potential contact with thought leaders, organizations, and potential employers
  • Skill development in political communication, media, and other position-specific opportunities such as grant-writing, video editing, and team management
  • Interaction and networking with politicians and other nonprofit organizations
  • Career opportunities with Democracy onAir and US onAir coalition organizations
  • Potential for individualized projects and skill development

Internships are mostly self-directed with weekly online meetings. Since much of the internship work is done remotely, students are on an honor system as to the hours they report to us. Part-time interns do not receive any monetary compensation.

Opportunities

OnAir Content Curators

Key Responsibilities:

Content Curators are tasked with helping turn the Hub into a centralized source of information on local, state, and federal politics. Tasks could include one or more of the following:

  • Coordinating the curation of politician profiles, including their background, policy positions, and campaign finances
  • Moderate and contribute to online discussions regarding campaigns and politicians
  • Interview, video, and post interviews with candidates and politicians
  • Supporting the development of Democracy Squads in colleges and universities throughout Virginia

OnAir Media Producers & Moderators

Key Responsibilities:

Media interns are tasked with helping each Hub to become a rich source of video interviews, and livestreamed and recorded town halls, debates, and forums. Tasks could include one or more of the following:

  • Recording video interviews with politicians and other relevant events
  • Editing all video content and posting to our Vimeo channel and relevant posts on the hub.
  • Assist in creating and managing the OnAir streaming service
  • Assist in recruiting media interns
  • Make sure all team members have high quality featured images

Outreach Internship

None at the present time.

Business/Revenue Internship

None at the present time.

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Become an AdvocateBecome an Advocate

Advocates of various issues important to US residents will have an opportunity to contribute position papers, reviews, videos, and other types of content related to an issue. As premium members, they will be able to:

  • author new posts on issues
  • co-author existing posts on issues
  • contribute to curated overview posts on issues

Advocates can sign up through an existing organization or individually. Until our beta testing is completed, advocate memberships are currently only available upon request without charge.

Send requests to: Jessler Elvira at jessler.elvira@onair.cc

 

Summary

Advocates of various issues important to US residents will have an opportunity to contribute position papers, reviews, videos, and other types of content related to an issue. As premium members, they will be able to:

  • author new posts on issues
  • co-author existing posts on issues
  • contribute to curated overview posts on issues

Advocates can sign up through an existing organization or individually. Until our beta testing is completed, advocate memberships are currently only available upon request without charge.

Send requests to: Jessler Elvira at jessler.elvira@onair.cc

 

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