I am heading to Washington DC the weekend before Thanksgiving for a full day of CapWiz training during their annual Customer Appreciation Day. We use our CapWiz frequently - even as a distribution software for e-newsletters not related to advocacy. But if you needed further proof that the next frontier for advocacy is the online arena, here it.
From the Republican National Convention press release:
RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman today announced that Patrick Ruffini has been selected to assume the role of RNC eCampaign Director.
Patrick Ruffini will return to the RNC where he previously served as Deputy Director of Online Communications until June of 2003. Patrick left the RNC to serve as Webmaster for Bush-Cheney ’04 where he was responsible for managing President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign website.
“We are very happy to welcome Patrick back to the RNC as eCampaign Director,” Chairman Mehlman said. “He has been at the forefront of innovative political communications and he will enable the Republican Party to become even more effective at communicating our positive vision for the country.”
Patrick also developed the official website for the 55th Presidential Inauguration.
[ via Rexblog ]
P.S. If you live near the Washington area and have any tips on what I should see while I'm there, let me know. It's my first visit. (And the farthest north I've ever traveled.)