BlogHer announces BlogHers Act, one-year global activism initiative to harness the leadership of the influential women who blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BlogHer announces BlogHers Act, one-year global activism initiative to harness the leadership of the influential women who blog The BlogHer Community will propose, vote on and blog a global issue to focus on during a year-long campaign of organized blogging activism. The selected issue and campaign will be unveiled at BlogHer’07, the world’s largest blogging conference, this July in Chicago, IL. PALO ALTO, June 15, 2007 - BlogHer, Inc. (http://www.blogher.com), the Web’s number one guide to women bloggers, recently announced a new global activism initiative called BlogHers Act. This initiative will harness the energies, ingenuity and influence of the women who blog. BlogHers Act was announced on BlogHer.org at: http://www.blogher.com/node/20421 “We are very proud to introduce BlogHers Act. Just as the BlogHer Conference is the conference the community built, we want BlogHers Act to take on the cause the community develops,” said BlogHer co-founders Elisa Camahort, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone. This year at BlogHer '07 in Chicago on July 27-29, 2007, BlogHer will unveil the BlogHers Act issue the community has rallied behind and launch the community’s aggressive plan for the next twelve months of results-oriented action, culminating in a case study of online community activism at BlogHer '08. BlogHer’s co-founders have asked Emily McKhann and Cooper Munroe from The Motherhood.com (http://themotherhood.com) and the Been There Clearinghouse Hurricane Blog (http://beenthereclearinghouse.com/) to lead this important effort. “We’re thrilled to see that the BlogHers Act initiative is already creating interest and building buzz,” said project leaders Emily McKhann and Cooper Munroe, “Hundreds of people have already submitted their suggestions for the BlogHers Act via blog posts and blog comments. The range and depth of the discussions are inspiring.” BlogHers Act has garnered coverage in top media outlets such as the Washington Post (http://blog.washingtonpost.com/onbalance/), and in only one week Google search hits on the term "BlogHers Act" has gone from zero to more than 24,000. To read all posts and round-ups of BlogHers Act suggestions, visit BlogHer at: http://www.blogher.com/topic/social-change-non-profits-ngos/bloghers-act To register for the Conference go to: http://acteva.com/go/blogher. About BlogHer Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer's mission is to create opportunities for women bloggers to pursue exposure, education, community and economic empowerment. The BlogHer Community (www.blogher.org) is the Web’s number one guide to blogs by women, where 60+ editors write guides to the hottest blogging by women in 20+ popular topics. In 2007, BlogHer will host conferences in New York (March 22-23), and in Chicago (July 27-28). The company’s latest initiative is the BlogHer Advertising Network, BlogHer's first qualified, targeted environment for contextual advertising showcasing more than 160 women bloggers across multiple verticals, including parenting, food and lifestyle. For more information visit http://blogherads.com. Contact: Elisa Camahort, co-founder BlogHer, Inc. elisa@blogher.org cell: 408-504-5708 # # #