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LAist Interview: Craig(slist) Newmark

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From New Hampshire to South Carolina, Democratic poll workers are noticing a trend grounded in passion and a thirst for new executive direction: record turnout.

Helping to drive that turnout are organizations like Declare Yourself and Voto Latino; and people like Craig Newmark.

You know Craig. He has helped you rent an apartment, find that vintage coffee table or maybe even some action on a lonely Thursday night.

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I spent about twenty minutes talking to Mr. Craigslist about his role in the upcoming election, who he is backing and why he hopes Ari Gold calls him.

Craig, thank you for joining me and welcome to LAist. What kind of new projects have you been involved in?
Increasingly I’m doing stuff outside the boundaries of Craigslist and lending the site for other causes, like EveryBlock, Voto Latino and Declare Yourself. I'm not involved with EveryBlock at all, but I think they use the housing maps where apartments are listed on Craigslist. It’s all about the values I’ve learned from other people and sharing. I’ve accelerated that recently as the campaign heats up.