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PA needs a statewide blog like YPP, or Dailykos, or Bluejersey.net
As a past College Democrats officer at the University of Pittsburgh, where I helped create the field plan to get out youth voting across the state during the 2004 election, I am accutely aware of the need for a youth voice in politics in this state. In many counties youth are not even brought into the discussion - and it is only through sites like this that a progressive, young voice may be heard. YPP does a great job of showcasing the issues and races that matter in the Philadelphia region to young people.
The net has other resources as well that can help connect the state - politicspa.com and Keystonepolitics.com do some of that. Other blogs attempt to do basic coverage around all of PA. Even so, there is not really any one site that effectivly presents a young, progressive, or even democratic view on politics throughout the entire state. I attempted to do something like that with my blog - but well, you need the energy, time, and know-how of many different posters to get something like that going.
One example of what I'm thinking of can be found at www.bluejersey.net. Part of the Soapblox network of blogs, bluejersey is workig to bring a democratic view on politics across the state. Set up like DailyKos, there are front page bloggers on specific issues, and then also the ability to create diaries, comments, and many other features. In my mind, this would radically help the democratic PA blogosphere get active and moving in a more coordinated fashion.
What do people think about this? Is it needed? Are there bloggers out there willing to help?