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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.

Thanks,
Greg Orr

Twitter @the99vote

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  •  I applaud you (1+ / 0-)
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    GregOrr

    A concrete and proactive idea which might shape and focus the discussion and even result in substantive change.

    I know it's a good idea because the second I read it , I thought "Why hasn't someone already done this?".

    You know a song is a hit when you feel like you heard it before when you know for certain that you haven't.

    I wil definitely check it out.

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Fri May 18, 2012 at 09:24:53 AM PDT

  •  How To Vote (0+ / 0-)

    You vote by clicking on the labels by the right-side graph. Clicking the support button supports the indicated person (e.g., the idea submitter). This is a common confusion, and something I have to work on with design.

  •  Well done! (2+ / 0-)
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    GregOrr, HoosierDeb

    Good website and from an 'under the hood' view->source as well. What's the backend?

    I expect / fear that this will turn into a Digg like mashup with generic right wing nay sayers with too much time on their free hand but my guess is you're astute enough to see that coming.

    Keep it going and put some adsense on it for $#@& sake. As long as you're providing a venue for advocate freeping you might as well get some coin to pay for the hosting.

    If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

    by jgnyc on Fri May 18, 2012 at 10:15:40 AM PDT

  •  Impressed with the site and the idea. (1+ / 0-)
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    GregOrr

    I'm one of those who'd like to participate in the 99% Movement, but my unpredictable schedule doesn't allow me that luxury.  (Case in point, as I was typing this, I got a call booking two more appointments this weekend.)  This would be a great way for folks like me to have a voice in the larger conversations.  

    Well done!

    No, I will NOT sit down or shut up...but, thanks for askin'!

    by HoosierDeb on Fri May 18, 2012 at 10:23:30 AM PDT

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