I'd like to draw your attention to the newest part of the BBC's website, iCan
. It's a site where people can register their campaigns, for issues as diverse as whether the BBC's website should switch from Real to MP3 for its audio archives
(a hearty YES! from over here), to a call for more cycling in Loughborough
. People can browse the site, offer support to whichever cause they wish to support, whether it's just by clicking on a "support" button, or using the contact information to find out how they can help in a more substantial way. Give iCan your post code, and it will provide a list of all your local councillors and MPs
, and also show you the ways that you can get in contact with them (good to see that faxyourmp
is still up and running).
Ever wanted to run a campaign on an issue, local or national? iCan looks as if it's going to give you most of the organisational structure to make it happen. All funded by the licence fee. Genius.
(Insert SNL-style "This would never have happened under a Conservative Government" gag here)