Friday, August 18, 2006

Help Wanted, Pt. 1

A request from the Bliss Institute:

    We have joined several other universities in a national study of the 2006 midterm election: Battleground Ohio. In Ohio, The University of Akron, the University of Cincinnati and Ohio University are asking people like you to help us track who is campaigning, how they choose to communicate campaign messages, and when those communications occur.

    This election could be one of the most important in Ohio history. We will be targeting five key competitive races in Ohio:

    * Ohio Gubernatorial
    * United States Senate
    * 6th Congressional District
    * 13th Congressional District
    * 18th Congressional District

    This is where you come in.

    We are asking you to collect and record the campaigns’ mail, television, radio, phone, and personal communications that you receive.

    We understand the busy schedules and many commitments that you have, but this project will take very little effort on your part and will ultimately speak volumes about the state of political communication and campaign finance after the passage of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.

    The first step to participate in this project is to visit and sign up.

    We will follow up with all the materials you will need to help us in this endeavor. Meanwhile, if you have any questions or suggestions on how to conduct this analysis, please do not hesitate to call the Bliss Institute at (330)972-5182 or send an email to

    We greatly appreciate your participation in this project. Thank you for continuing to make the Bliss Institute network the best in the nation.


    John C. Green