November 6, 2019 VA onAir Update

October 27, 2019 VA onAir Update


This post, my second update post as Democracy onAir Executive Director, focuses on Virginia onAir – our model state elections and governance Hub created and managed by GMU alumni and students and curated by Virginia students throughout the state.

We welcome your feedback, suggestions, and donations to assist us in establishing the Virginia onAir Hub as the first of many go-to elections and governance Hubs.

Thank you in advance for your contributions.

Tim O’Shea –

Content Updates

Network Updates

  • We’ve been recruiting Curators from around the state, including Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Blacksburg
  • In the two weeks prior to the Virginia state elections, the site was visited by nearly 1,500 unique users, over 85 percent of which arrived via organic searching

Partnership Updates

  • We’ve launched our official Crowdrise page as our first funding push! Donate today to help fund our operations.
  • We’ve partnered with student groups at Mason’s Volgenau College of Engineering and College of Humanities and Social Sciences in order to improve our Hub’s cyber infrastructure and user experience, respectively.
  • We held an Honors Colloqium at George Mason University to discuss technology and civic engagement with Honors College freshmen students
  • We’ve agreed to act as the primary resource for GMU Student Government’s Mason Lobbies initiative, where students directly lobby their state legislators on issues relevant to the university



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The lead curator for this post is Tim O’Shea.

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