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Nick Troiano of Unity08: Americans Elect Will Launch at the Start of 2011

As the new 3rd quarter report of Americans Elect reveals, Nick Troiano has been hired as Communications Manager for the political corporation, the goal of which is to elect its own presidential and vice presidential candidates to the White House in 2012. Troiano had a double relationship with Unity08; after being recruited as a high school student to sit on the National Board of the Unity Petition group, he eventually became Unity08’s College Coordinator.

On his blog, Troiano reveals his decision to “accept a position as Communications Manager for a national political reform movement that will launch early next year.” In a column, he elaborates:

A few weeks ago, I was offered a full-time job at a new organization that plans to launch a national political reform movement early next year. My soon-to-be boss told me, “Nick, you plan on writing your senior thesis on this very kind of political movement. Why not be a part of one, from the ground up, and go back to school next year to write a book instead?”

P.S. Although he has not yet graduated from university, Nick Troiano has nevertheless been involved in impressive episodes of activism for open governance. His involvement is a good sign for Americans Elect. The organization could use a bit of openness.

Americans Elect is already highly active behind the scenes; more about that later. But if you’re looking for a public launch, you heard the man: you’ll need to wait until the start of 2011.

5 comments to Nick Troiano of Unity08: Americans Elect Will Launch at the Start of 2011

  • You *do* realize that 2010 started nearly 11 months ago, right? Just chalk another one up to the “you made it up” file, eh?

  • Jim

    Whoops. Nope, I meant to write 2011, not “2010.” I chalk that up to the “typo” file, as you could tell by following the links to documentation. Thanks for pointing out the typo, which is now fixed. The snark is noted and put in the “whatever” file.

  • Awwww, that’s okay. Perhaps you will remember to show some compassion the next time some entity or person you chide does the same, yes?

    • Jim

      Who’d I chide? I noted, and linked to, instances of the good work on open government that Nick Troiano has done.

      Or do you mean that I shouldn’t be poking into the public disclosures regarding Americans Elect? If that’s what you have in mind, then I think Nick Troiano would disagree with you.

    • Jim

      If you’re making a more general point, I can think of at least 10 critical stories I haven’t written in the last month after checking sources to see whether an apparent fact was actual or just something like a typo.

      We all make mistakes, and I’m glad when you point mine out. Purposely heading in the wrong direction isn’t the same as making a mistake.

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