I've just launched http://the99percentvotes.com - I hope that it will help get government working for the people.
It's a platform in which:
(1) people submit, discuss, and vote on public policy ideas
(2) popular policies are established and get traction in the debate
(3) candidates adopt popular policies because it's in their interest to do so
(4) candidates are held accountable through monitoring consistency of views during campaign and in office and rewarding those who achieve their aims
It's a common sense way to use the internet to get government working for the people. If it catches on, I think it can make a big difference.
How It Works - http://the99percentvotes.com/...
About - http://the99percentvotes.com/...
Info for Candidates - http://the99percentvotes.com/...
Sign Up - http://the99percentvotes.com/... (signup provides features like assessments of like-mindedness with other people and idea recommendations)
If you have ideas for further development, you can submit them to http://dev.the99percentvotes.com
I hope you'll check it out and spread the word! I'll be on this thread to respond to any questions or comments.