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Mitchell and Freada Kapor — The Baobabs College Labs Project (TLR Note: notice tools for swing state student organizers to get out the college vote)

Former Howard Dean campaign blogger Zephyr Teachout is involved in a new election-related project, with blog: The Baobabs College Labs Project “provides tools for swing state student organizers to get out the college vote.” According to a press release

The Baobabs College Labs Project ( was created by personal computer software pioneer, Mitch Kapor, who founded Lotus Development, and his wife Freada Kapor Klein, a pioneer in workplace and cultural diversity and the founder of the Level Playing Field Institute.

After only two weeks online, the blog seems to be generating a lively discussion.



…along with my wife and partner, Freada Kapor Klein, I have created an initiative to reach out to college campuses in order to get students involved in this election. I want to help get computer science students involved in building the election tools and political community necessary for a healthy and dynamic politics.

We’re looking for innovative college students in swing states, to work with our tools and network to raise democratic turnout and participation on their campuses. Stipends of $1,000 are available. Diversity and inclusiveness are core values of College Labs.

    Each student organizer will receive a civicspace website that feeds into this site, research support, a strong network, and an Advokit (open source voter file) toolkit. If you have questions, email and we’ll answer them.


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