A Message from NetAction's Founder

When NetAction was founded in July 1996, grassroots activists were just beginning to recognize the Internet's potential as a tool for organizing and advocacy. NetAction Notes was one of the first electronic newsletters to address this topic, and it was published continuously from 1996 - 2003. Our Virtual Activist training course, which went online in 1998, has been translated into Spanish, Japanese and Indonesian by grassroots activists.

We're pleased to have contributed to the growth of the Internet as a tool for organizing and advocacy. In the process, we've gotten to know many wonderful organizations, made new friends online and off, and touched the lives of people in parts of the world we've never even visited. Over the years, many people have contributed to NetAction. Some were friends, colleagues and student interns who contributed to NetAction Notes, the Virtual Activist, and our other publications. Others were Advisory Board members who generously shared their expertise and helped to open doors.

It's been a wonderful experience, and now it's time to move on. But first I want to thank NetAction's readers and supporters. Although we will no longer be publishing NetAction Notes or other new content, our Virtual Activist training, past issues of NetAction Notes and all of our other publications will remain available on our web site. I hope you will continue to find these resources useful.

Thank you,


Audrie Krause

NetAction Founder