Micah L. Sifry is a co-founder and editor of the Personal Democracy Forum, a daily website and annual conference on how technology is changing politics. He is also the editor of PdF’s new group blog TechPresident, which focuses on how the campaigns are using the web and how the web is using them.
Along with his partner Andrew Rasiej, he consults on how political organizations, campaigns, non-profits and media entities can adapt to and thrive in a networked world. Current clients include the Sunlight Foundation, the Campaign for America’s Future, and Air America.
From 1997 to 2006, he worked closely with Public Campaign, a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on comprehensive campaign finance reform, as its senior analyst. Prior to that, Micah was an editor and writer with The Nation magazine for thirteen years.
He is the author or editor of four books, the most recent being Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? (John Wiley & Sons, 2004), written with Nancy Watzman. He is also an adjunct professor at the Political Science Department of the City University of New York/Graduate Center, where he teaches a course called “Writing Politics.” His personal blog is at micah.sifry.com.
We've lost count of all the national figures who have been impacted by online activism. Millions of small donors, people giving less than $200 per donation, have flooded into the presidential campaign process.