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(@nstie0)

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Encourage whistle blowing

Too often state agencies are silenced by state politics, the politics of Federal agencies, and the relationship between government and vested interests (nuclear power, chemical companies, etc.). State agencies cannot truly represent the people and provide honest and straight forward answers when they perceive their hands are tied politically. This is detrimental to transparency and leads to an erosion of trust between... more »

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Civil rights

A Civil Rights Agenda for a New Administration by Marc Brenman Opportunity: A new Administration will take its place in Washington, DC in January 2009. It will be faced with many problems and opportunities. As the Nation confronts issues of the economy, the war in Iraq, and energy prices, social justice must not be forgotten. The nation is dependent on all its people for solutions and contributions. Discrimination... more »

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(@jdg000)

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International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)

For nearly two decades IAP2 has been recognized as a global authority for practices and principles for authentic and effective public involvement, citizen engagement and consensus building. Through broad collaboration IAP2 has developed Principles and Ethics for authentic public participation that are widely accepted and practiced. IAP2's Core Values include: 1. Public participation is based on the belief that those... more »

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A “Blueprint” for the ‘Reinvestment phase’ of the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009”

A)We must rise from the wrongs that have been exposed in our financial institutions. Now would be an ideal time to reflect on all of our fundamental foundations, many are broken but can be fixed and greatly improved. It is not just the last eight (8) years we should reflect on, but the last sixty (60) years. Let us acknowledge our mistakes and correct them through the best of our abilities. Whether products,... more »

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Deploy Unused Federal Assets in Timely Manner for Natural Disasters

Examine, discuss and plan for the use of rapid deployment of Federal Assets such as Fixed and Rotary Wing aircraft to proactively support areas in need due to impending or existing natural disaster within the U.S. Time and time again, state and local governments do not have the resources with which to adequately support preventative, or reactive measures to Natural Disasters that our citizen's fall victim to. A latest... more »

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Amalgamy

Make it participatory by making it participatory. What that means is changing the fundamental system of governance to include the American people. Allow us to play a role in governing ourselves by passing initiatives on the national level. Also, legalize proxy voting so that the people who don't vote in our elections can have a vote cast in their name. Then instill instant runoff voting (IRV) so that the people that get... more »

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(@christinewhitneysanchez)

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Promise USA - National Network of Citizen Conversation

What if Americans of all ages, races, backgrounds and beliefs could come together in a series of national conversations on topics of significant importance to the nation? What if we could create a listening and learning environment through structured conversations to lead us to better understand one another, establish common ground and transform ideas into action? What if all of us had a role in making this a reality?... more »

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True Cost Economics and Business Social Responsibility

Understanding a vendor's operating behavior with respect to environmental record, ethics, fair labor practices and other key attributes of social responsibility should be integrated into the procurement process throughout all government agencies. The externalization of business costs to society is a hidden tax on all members of society. Federal government can take a lead role in addressing a major shortcoming in the... more »

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(@rstrother)

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Syndicate government information

The administration should syndicate government information for the public. Personalized, customized, or syndicated Web content extends government information’s reach, usability, and timeliness. Web managers should encourage creative reuse and customized tracking of government data through systems such as application programming interfaces, RSS or Atom feeds, syndicated search results, e-mail notifications, and similar... more »

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(@rstrother)

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Create an Office of Transparency

The president should create a new central Office of Transparency (run by the Government Transparency Officer (GTO) to oversee disclosure and dissemination practices, promote increased transparency throughout government, and address privacy rights. The office would be responsible not just for transparency, but the plethora of regimes that restrict the dissemination of information as well. This individual and his or her... more »

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Online reading and review of legislation

For every bill that is introduced, an expert should review the bill in an online video. The expert should simply go through the bill and explain it in clear terms, while the text of the bill is displayed alongside and synchronized to the video. The video should be indexed so that individual areas of the bill's explanation can be found and reviewed. Also, these sections of video (which can be accompanied with a... more »

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