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Publication Date

Fall 2009


The goal of this report is to examine recent case studies in online organizing and evaluate them within a community organizing framework, ultimately looking to find areas of commonality and difference that could inform new approaches to either method. In particular, I will examine Barack Obama’s successful 2008 Presidential campaign, the 2006 student-organized walkouts protesting a draconian immigration law proposal, and the distributed online model that organizations like have used to organize international protest actions with a small, centrally located staff.