Do-It-Yourself Government

Train skilled community organizers to strengthen our democracy.

Invest (and encourage others to invest) in community organizers to achieve greater “participation” and “collaboration” in government. This will increase transparency in government and strengthen our democracy. Investing in new technologies is important, but “Tools don't build houses. Carpenters build houses," explains Marshall Ganz, who has been credited as the architect of President Obama's field campaign. Who knows? One of the community organizers who is developed by this approach might go on to become President.


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Innovations that increase transparency, participation, and collaboration:


Government use of social media should focus more on “small groups of smart people arguing with each other” - Clay Shirky



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