Social Media Networks Tackle Ideas for Change in America

November 26, 2008

This week Change.org launched a project called “Ideas for Change in America,” which aims to identify and create momentum around the best ideas for how the Obama administration and 111th Congress can turn the broad call for “change” across the USA into specific policies.

You can check out the project here: www.change.org/ideas 

Change.org partnered with MySpace and more than a dozen organizations that played an integral role in this year’s record-setting voter turnout, including Declare Yourself, Student PIRGs, Voto Latino, and HeadCount. They also have an awesome group of media and nonprofit partners that includes techPresident, Netroots Nation, the Sunlight Foundation, GOOD, and Change Congress. (You can see the entire list at http://www.change.org/ideas.)

The competition allows anyone to post an idea of 250 words or less, discuss with others, and vote on the top ideas from around the country. The top 10 rated ideas will be presented to a representative of the Obama Administration around Inauguration Day at an event in Washington, DC. Change.org then also announce a formal nonprofit sponsor for each idea and play a supporting role as each organization launches a national campaign to mobilize the millions of people on Change.org, MySpace, and partner organizations to turn each idea into real policy.

So if you have an idea for how the Obama administration and Congress should change America, post it right away. It just might ignite a national campaign led by some of the country’s top advocacy groups fighting to make it a reality.

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