The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) today announced "The Voice Of ___," the online destination for the 2012 presidential debates. Beginning later this month, "The Voice Of ___" digital initiative will provide the American public with access to information about the issues at large, feature the live debates, allow access to archival debate footage, and give people throughout the country the opportunity to share their voice. "The Voice Of ____" will be showcased exclusively across a coalition of partners – AOL (aol.com/thevoiceof), Google (youtube.com/thevoiceof) and Yahoo!(yahoo.com/thevoiceof) – to reach a massive online audience.
"The 2012 debates can be the foundation for a season of conversation, and the internet initiative will provide unprecedented access for citizens to participate in that conversation," said CPD Co-chairmen Michael D. McCurry and Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. "This initiative recognizes that technology offers the means to provide, receive and share information about the topics that will be discussed during the debates – it has the potential to reach and engage more people than have ever participated in these voter education forums."
AOL, Google and Yahoo!, along with back-end partners HAUS and Heroku, have all agreed to lend their technology, audiences or expertise to the program. They are collaborating to showcase an experience that will enhance every citizen's ability to further their education on the issues and add a voice to the national conversation.