Conservative Activists Launch #dontgo Web Site

    August 6, 2008

A group of conservative activists have launched a Web site to support House Republicans plea to reconvene Congress and vote on an energy bill.

The site called was created to support House Republicans who remained in Congress Friday after it adjourned for its August recess. The Republicans are protesting Congress’ failure to vote on an energy bill.

"They provided the spark but we were the energy that was already out there," Patrick Ruffini, a founding editor of the conservative Web site, said on a conference call.

Over 1100 people have signed up to receive email alerts from the site since a splash page went up on Monday, according to Eric Odom, one of the organizers behind

The site says its goal is "to achieve a tidal shift in American politics from the ground up." It says it will do that by using new media and grassroots to "link the people of America with their elected representatives from both sides of the aisle."

The site says it "will provide the technology to send letters to members of Congress, make phone calls to them, and provide up to date news, and blogging content. #dontgo is a message to all of America, Republicans, Democrats and Independents."