New Tools and Technologies

Apply the Privacy Act to All Data Collected by the Government and Government Contractors

The Privacy Act is a very important, technology-neutral law that helps ensure accountability and transparency when personal information is collected by government agencies. The goal is not to limit the use of technology; it is to help ensure that new technology is used in a way to protect democratic values. Social media, such as YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, offer exciting new opportunities for public participation ...more »

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THE PUBLIC GETS THEIR OWN VOTES IN HOUSE AND SENATE

So we know that our elected officials do their best to ignore and trample on what the people of this country want like, oh, peace, health care, and so on. My idea is that we need a 4th branch of government aka The People. It would work like this: All legislation would be made available to the public online together with the pros and cons for a minimum of 2 months and the public would be able to vote on it during this ...more »

Submitted by (@lihu00)

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Rulemaking

Repairing the regulatory damage from the Bush era

For the eight years of the Bush administration, the political appointees in the departments and agencies were tasked with creating an enduring legacy of rules that benefit commercial interests over the public interest. Which was to be expected, when James Watts' alcolytes ran Interior, and former pesticide lobbyists were making policy regarding pesticide regulation. That was part of the general pattern of placing people ...more »

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Training and Development

International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)

For nearly two decades IAP2 has been recognized as a global authority in practices and principles for authentic and effective citizen engagement. IAP2 offers an extensive and proven training program that covers the details of planning, communication and techniques for effective public involvement. Nearly 3000 communicators, public policy officials, planners, and other practitioners have completed the Certificate course. ...more »

Submitted by (@jdg000)

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