SOURCE: Democrasoft, Inc.

Democrasoft, Inc.

September 27, 2010 06:00 ET

Democrasoft Announces First Use of Town Hall Online

Web-Based Service to Connect Supervisor Candidate Rabbitt With Voters 24/7

SANTA ROSA, CA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) -  Democrasoft, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: DEMO) announced today that David Rabbitt, current Petaluma City Council Member and candidate for Sonoma County District 2 Supervisor, has become the first candidate to use the new Democrasoft Town Hall Online™ platform to deepen online conversation with voters in his district. Democrasoft Town Hall Online gives the democratic process an online home and creates a true, ongoing connection and dialogue between politicians and their constituents. Town Hall Online is one of four application-specific spinoffs from Democrasoft's basic Collaborize® platform. Rabbitt chose Democrasoft Town Hall Online for its ability to achieve deeper engagement with voters and to provide an ongoing 2-way communications mechanism. Rabbitt's Town Hall Online website can be found at: http://davidrabbitt.democrasoft.com.

"As we launch this new social networking element of our campaign, I invite everyone in District 2 to become a part of this online community," said David Rabbitt. "This is an effective resource to create transparency in government and listen to the community's ideas and concerns for Sonoma County. I believe that listening can often be the best tool for effective leadership."

Democrasoft Town Hall Online™ is an example of what the Santa-Rosa based public company calls "social networking with purpose." Going beyond the limitations of traditional social media outlets that are limited to "pure connectivity," the Town Hall Online platform provides an online forum for the development and discussion of ideas that matter to the entire community. Elected officials, candidates, and governmental organizations are provided with a unique ability to understand and react quickly to the topics that matter the most to their constituency. With unique topic and question types available, voters can easily and quickly express themselves in great depth, while candidates benefit from real-time votes, surveys, and feedback. 

According to Democrasoft Chairman and CEO Richard Lang, "Democrasoft Town Hall Online™ is a unique way for a community to be better connected and to have an open, ongoing, two-way conversation, in real-time, between elected officials and voters. Instead of seeing politicians only once or twice a year in an auditorium, Town Hall Online allows the conversation to happen 24/7, all year long. We think this a viable path for improving the communication between communities and their elected representatives," said Lang.

About DEMOCRASOFT®

Democrasoft, Inc., headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, is a 20-year-old public company (PINKSHEETS: DEMO) with a history of pioneering technology. The company's flagship product, Collaborize®, is a web-based solution for organizing groups with a common purpose into powerful, decision-making communities. It is designed to empower groups of all sizes -- businesses, non-profits, organizations, governments, their members and citizens -- to resolve real problems and drive toward actual implementation of collective solutions. Collaborize is dedicated to facilitating a vision of online "social networking with purpose." For more information, visit www.democrasoft.com

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