Daily Digest | "Ask The President" Participatory Forum Launches
BY Editors | Thursday, March 19 2009
- "Ask the President" Launches; Let the Public Pick Questions for Obama On the first full day of his presidency, Barack Obama issued an executive memo calling on the government to become more transparent, participatory and collaborative. Well today, Personal Democracy Forum is proud to announce we're partnering with a cross-partisan coalition of old and new media in launching "Ask the President," an open, collaborative, participatory forum where anyone can post a question and vote up their favorites. Read more.
Rep. Mike Honda Wants Your Ideas on Transforming the Citizen-Govt Relationship Micah commends Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) for an excellent post at O'Reilly Radar, which asks the question "How can Congress take advantage of web 2.0 technologies to transform the relationship between citizens and government? Instead of viewing the public as a customer for services, I believe that we should empower citizens to become our partners in shaping the future of our nation." Read more.
- The Paradox of Transparency Matthew Burton takes on O'Reilly's coverage for its assumptions regarding Vivek Kundra's return as federal CIO. Read more.
- Learning from Obama's Volunteer Army: How To Put People to Work on Your Behalf Colin Delany's Part Four of a six-part series, cross-posted on e.politics. Read more.