BlogHers Act is a year-long initiative in which members of BlogHer, both on BlogHer’s network and in our extended communities, will work to make a measurable improvement in Global Health (as distinct from BlogHer's Election 2008 Voter Manifesto initiative focused on the domestic issues of importance to Presidential candidates).
BlogHers Act will take a two-pronged approach to improving Global Health:
1. The members of BlogHer and our extended communities will work together to select a single global health issue on which we want to effect a measurable improvement in the coming year. By measurable, we seek to demonstrate progress on Global Health via key metrics to be determined (e.g., signatures, votes, donations, letters, live births, etc.). We will use an array of online and offline resources, actions and initiatives to deliver and report on this impact.
2. BlogHers Act also will encourage members who want to create their own, separate campaigns on issues of their choice to do so, and to report back to the BlogHers Act initiative. Wherever possible and notified, the BlogHers Act team will work to include these efforts in the final report of BlogHers Act project results.
BlogHers Act Initiative is going to be an interesting experiment and powerful learning experience for what network of bloggers can do to support a cause. We've already been through quite a bit process to identify the issue - Global Health. The next step is to narrow and focus it. And, that's where the poll comes in. What aspect of Global Health do you think we should focus on? Cast your vote.