2012 Equal Voice Convention – Event
On May 20, families in every corner of America employed everything from text to YouTube to launch a new national discussion and adopt the 2012 National Family Platform. The 2012 Equal Voice Online Convention offered virtually every available technology to link low-income families together to discuss and vote on a far reaching program of social and economic change.
The convention was hosted by Marguerite Casey Foundation and its grantee organizations.
There will be three physical hubs – Seattle, WA, McAllen, TX, and Birmingham, AL –dozens of satellite spaces (churches, community centers, etc.), and thousands of
individual sites, with low-income families “convening” via smart phones, Twitter, streaming chat, photographs, Facebook, text messages, emails, and satellite links. Votes on the proposed Platform were casted using the same myriad of technologies.
This unprecedented online convention follows on the 2008 Equal Voice for America’s Families Campaign, in which 30,000 families held 65 Town Hall meetings and produced the first-ever National Family Platform.