Communications Strategies

(@pauld.kendall)

Communications Strategies

GOVERNMENT LANGUAGE and JARGON terminologies need to be simple and clear meaning words...

I am concerned about multiple sectors of our society creating new terminologies and having them become an almost language onto themselves so as to cover up their desire to become more complex and detached. Example: Proprietary, Confidential, or not for public disclosure, is really "SECRET of, by or from"; But, by using the terms proprietary, confidential, or not for public consumption or disclosure, institutions ...more »

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(@fedemployee)

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Hold Federal managers accountable

In cases where Federal managers have multiple discrimination (EEO) complaints and employee grievances filed against them, investigation by higher supervisory authorities should be triggered and a safe environment for employees to candidly and freely raise their concerns with individual managers should be created.

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(@gregvanderlaan)

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Reduce Federal Spending by ending warrantless wiretapping.

The return on investment is poor for this Federal program. It costs a lot of money to provided lawyers to defend spying on Americans. Furthermore, there are costs for analysts, transcribers and computer systems needed to record American's phone calls. Then there are costs for data mining, writing reports, printing reports and eventually ignoring reports. If we the people actually benefited in any way, the costs would ...more »

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(@kirkemerson)

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Promote diversity in communication strategies

An additional open government principle might be: employ a diverse range of communications strategies to assure broad participation and effective engagement of diverse individuals, sectors and communities. This would include drawing on web-based tools, as well as other forms of media and information collection and exchange formats. It would also mean encouraging the use of diverse set of tools for meeting management, ...more »

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(@ted000)

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Opinion Pooling as opposed to Opinion Polling

Opinion Pool*: A group of individuals, randomly selected from the population as a whole are brought together and invited to share their opinions regarding a particular issue. Using a facilitated process which guarantees that every individual is heard and understood, the diverse ideas are allowed to build and develop together in new ways that emerge from the members of the group hearing one another. While recognizing ...more »

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(@kevorkyan2006)

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Public Input On The President's Decisions

As politics and world events change day to day the President is constantly forced to make new decisions regarding new issues each day. Of course the president does not make these choices alone, he makes them with his cabinet. But what about us? The American public should have an opportunity to influence the choices that the president makes. Each time the president has to make a decision on an issue he should put that ...more »

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(@timmahoney)

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Building Citizen-based Geographic Stuctures for Citizen Empowerment Over Time

Building Citizen-based Geographic Stuctures for Citizen Empowerment Over Time See http://www.slideshare.net/drichardson78737/sector-planning-and-the-comprehensive-plan-b-9 In order to build a comprehensive approach to citizen-based communications, you have to build a process and structure for that dialogue that can build trust, and therefore citizen-based power, over time. Such rationals were promoted as part of ...more »

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(@ninjanerd)

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LGBT Issues on the Obama Administration Website

Obama's presidential campaign in 2008 effectively rallied unprecedented numbers of LGBT community members and allies who helped campaign for a new administration, hoping to secure the national recognition of important issues affecting LGBT peoples in America. Historically, societal problems against this community instigated by hate and misunderstanding, such as violence, sexual abuse, discrimination, and isolation, have ...more »

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(@young.cheryl.k)

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alternative models of decision-making

What alternative models exist to improve the quality of decision-making and increase opportunities for citizen participation? o Successful businesses provide models for successful decision-making. o Prove that politicians are on the side of the people, that our participation and independent thinking is really sought. Show faith in the public Provide INFORMAION NOT PROPAGANDA giving FACTS not EMOTION to the public. ...more »

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(@robwheeler)

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Communication Strategies & a National Strategy for Sustainability

The Citizens Network for Sustainable Development has been urging our federal government to fulfill it’s commitment to develop and implement a National Strategy for Sustainability for more than ten years now. I posted an idea and proposal on this idea yesterday (May 27) under the category of New Strategies and Techniques of Participation. It has already gotten quite a few votes and will probably receive substantially more ...more »

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(@betsy0)

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PSAs

PSAs should be carried on public media systems without paying. Every system has already benefited from public money. They owe back to the public a percent of time or space spread evenly. The point is that a few Public Service Announcments are a fair price for using the public's system.

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Daily Public Briefing: A Publicly-Selected Question of the Day for the President

Questions for the President would be taken online everyday. Questions would be categorized, as they are on this site. The registered visitors to the site would "promote" the question, as is done on Daily Kos for example, one user one vote, questions "live" for only one day. The President would record a YouTube response each day. If the President is required to have the "football" near him 24/7, he could also have a staff ...more »

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(@verrryskepticalbuthopeful)

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Communication By Action

Government only communicates truth by its actions. Spokespeople can say whatever they want or are told to, but governmental activities demonstrate the real direction our leaders take. The official "spin" on the intent or meaning of any action is meaningless, ignore that and look at the results in terms of money flow, corporate benefits, citizen death counts (here or abroad) and the progress toward an (or more likely, ...more »

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