Grant, Michael

I was born in 1963 in the Washington DC area.  Graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Computer Science.  I was never interested in politics.  I voted and believed that was the best I could do.  I remember when I was was in grade school a teacher describing Direct Democracy as a form of government.  I never thought it was possible until I met Senator Mike Gravel.

Around about 2000 my step-father, David Parrish, started working with Mike on NI4D.  In 2003, David lost his battle with cancer.  I stepped in and took over the technical side of NI4D in early 2003.  First I created the website, then I took care of the original website that was written by Mike Gravel and David.  Working with Mike Gravel, we spent several years trying to figure out how to popularize NI4D.  In 2005, I became involved in Mike Gravel’s campaign for president.  I was both the webmaster for his websites and his chief technical officer of the campaign.  After the wind down of the campaign, Joshua Pritikin and I rebuilt the website as it is today.

I am currently working on the software and hardware behind the scene of NI4D.  Also working on ways to popularize it, on the voter certification process, and trying to find ways to fund this monumental effort.