Even if the recent election made you want to hide under the covers and never leave the house, Web sites such as ProgressiveSecretary.org provide one way to make your voice heard right from your computer. Covering a range of progressive issues - from militarization and globalization to women's rights and the environment, Progressive Secretary composes letters to politicians that get sent to the Web site's members to look over, and then, if they choose to do so, e-mail the letter to their political representatives. While Progressive Secretary notes that sometimes e-mail can be less effective than snail mail or phone calls, it argues that when the letters are written the right way and sent in large quantities, e-mail can become a voice that gets truly heard.
• E The People aims to create citizen-centric public spaces on the Internet, facilitating online conversations, letters to government, and e-mail petitions.
• E-mail Protest is a resource for activist campaigns online, with a focus on issues such as human rights, AIDS, environmentalism, corporate responsibility, and sustainable development.