Drupalcon Boston 2008 - advocacy http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/taxonomy/term/40/0 en Free State Project http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/free-state-project <p>The Free State Project is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire. They are looking for &#8220;neighborly, productive, tolerant folks from all walks of life, of all ages, creeds, and colors who agree&#8221; to the political philosophy expressed in the Statement of Intent, that government exists at most to protect people&#8217;s rights, and should neither provide for people nor punish them for activities that interfere with no one else, and support the creation of a society in which the maximum role of civil government is the protection of citizens&#8217; rights to life, liberty, and property. </p> <p>In essence, this includes everyone who wants to cut the size and scope of government by about two-thirds or more. Put in a positive way, most FSP members support policies such as abolition of all income taxes, elimination of regulatory bureaucracies, repeal of most gun control laws, repeal of most drug prohibition laws, complete free trade, decentralization of government, and widescale privatization. People of this disposition may go by many names: &#8220;classical liberals&#8221; (not the same as modern liberals at all, but followers of Thomas Jefferson and similar thinkers), libertarians, paleoconservatives, constitutionalists, voluntarists, etc., etc. Most recently, this would include a majority of Ron Paul supporters.</p> <p>Drupal-wise, the site was migrated from mostly handbuilt static content maintained by a single webmaster for a few years, with over 1000 pages, and some java based backend signup code for the membership tracking and statistics. At this point, it&#8217;s all done with Drupal, including more complex signup options allowing different membership conditions depending on the member&#8217;s own preferences. Development is tracking using source control, and the IT team consists of about 5-6 volunteers.</p> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/free-state-project#comments Activism advocacy libertarian membership New Hampshire politics social Tue, 19 Feb 2008 12:37:02 +0000 sethcohn 1200 at http://boston2008.drupalcon.org V to the Tenth web site http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/v-tenth-web-site <p>The <a href="http://v10.vday.org">V10 site</a> was designed to encompass every aspect of the tenth anniversary year for V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Culminating in a large celebration in New Orleans, the site allows the visitor to experience a snapshot of what <a href="http://www.vday.org">VDay</a> has grown into.</p> <p>The site includes profiles of many of the movement&#8217;s activists, including Jane Fonda and Kerry Washington, an interactive timeline of V-Day&#8217;s history, a news room, and even a ride board to go to the celebration.</p> <p>The activist profiles required the integration of numerous clips into video galleries which in turn were integrated with text profiles on the various activists &#8212; this presented a daunting technical challenge with integrating video, flash, and the content management system.</p> <p>In spite of its scope, the V10 web site was developed in three months with a limited budget using Drupal, an open-source content management system.</p> <p><strong>About V-Day</strong><br /> V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery.</p> <p>Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities. In 2006, over 2700 V-Day benefit events took place by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls.</p> <p>The site was developed by Studio:Module of Miami, FL<br /> <a href="http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/user/170">Claudio Luis Vera</a>, creative director<br /> Alisha Haydn Vera, designer<br /> Richard Roth, developer<br /> Felix Arteaga, developer</p> <p>The team at V-Day included<br /> Amy Squires, client lead and webmaster<br /> Susan Celia Swan, public relations<br /> Kate Fisher<br /> Madeleine Gavin<br /> and many others at VDay</p> <p>The ({}) branding for the V to the Tenth event was handled by TBWA Chiat/Day of Los Angeles</p> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/v-tenth-web-site#comments Activism advocacy feminism international non-profit Studio Module violence against women Tue, 12 Feb 2008 00:24:50 +0000 modulist 928 at http://boston2008.drupalcon.org