YouTube and C-Span Launch Nationwide Voter Video ProjectApr 7th, 2008 | By James Lewin | Category: Citizen Media, Streaming Video
YouTube and C-SPAN have partnered to launch a program to allow voters the opportunity to voice their views on the issues most important to them in the 2008 election.
YouTube Voter Video on C-SPAN is encourages voters to respond to the question “What issue in this election is most important to you, and why?”
From now until the eve of the Pennsylvania primaries on April 22, you can upload videos to C-SPAN’s YouTube channel. Each submission should focus on a single issue and include the name and hometown of the person submitting the video.
Ideally, videos will include a visual context for the issues they address, and mention the candidate best-equipped to tackle the topic at hand. A selection of videos will air on C-SPAN beginning Sunday, April 13 on Road to the White House and during other network political programming.
In addition to online submissions, voters in Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to record their videos from the C-SPAN Campaign 2008 Bus.Â
“As candidates enter the final stretch of this exciting primary, we offer voters the chance to voice their opinions on the issues that matter most in this race,” said Steve Grove, YouTube’s head of news and politics. “We are especially pleased to join with C-SPAN to inspire voters as they address issues that will affect Americans and the global community when the forty-fourth president takes the oath of office in 2009.”