Your Chance to Give President-Elect Obama Policy Advice
For the last few months I’ve been keeping an eye on an excellent project called On Day One, which seeks to assemble the top user-submitted policy proposals for the next president and help set the agenda for our new fearless leader. Ever since I was approached by Mark Goldberg of OD/1 and UN Dispatch a few months back to participate in a ‘salon’ to discuss climate change ideas at Grist, I’ve been hooked. The whole project epitomizes the kind of democratic transformations being ushered in by the new tools of web 2.0.
Now that the team of expert judges (including yours truly) have sorted through heaps of excellent submissions and narrowed them down to a manageable 81, the contest voting has opened up to the general public. And that’s where you come in. Head on over to OD/1, take a gander at the submissions and vote up the ones you like.
The idea with the most votes not only gets presented to the Obama transition team, but the winning submitter also wins a trip to Washington D.C. for January’s presidential inauguration.