** Apologies for cross-posting **
- So you want to have your say on how others have their say, huh?!?
- So you're more interested in process than subject matter.
The White House has actually asked us to provide a summary of the
feedback we received on our UserVoice forum focused on the
administration's petition site We The People. Problem is, they've made
some changes and we want to make sure we're providing them with
So if you care about democracy (that's a joke), you've got until the end of the week (13 Jan) to review the site (https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions
) and add your critiques, missing features, comments, and votes to the UserVoice forum (http://wethepeople.uservoice.com/
We will take what you put up there, summarize it, and present it back
to you at a webinar on January 18th. Based on the response from the
webinar, we will finalize the document and ship it off to the White
And don't hesitate to keep adding things to the UserVoice forum
after the 13th. We will keep monitoring it and keep the White House up
to date on what's going on there.
We expect this to be just the
beginning of an ongoing relationship where we (on the outside) can help
them (on the inside) to build and run a tool that legitimately connects
the U.S. President to the U.S. citizens. It's going to be just like the
Please help us get it off the ground.
Oh yeah! Who are we? AmericaSpeaks
, the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation
(NCDD), the International Association for Public Participation
(IAP2), the Deliberative Democracy Consortium
(DDC), and the Open Forum Foundation
Wayne Moses Burke
Open Forum Foundationhttp://open4m.org/202.640.1787LinkedIn.com/in/wmburke
"Giving you a voice in the decisions that shape your world"