Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Change I can believe in...

For those of you who can't read the small print in the above shot, allow me to quote it's contents. You can also click on the picture to get a view of it real size.

What Are Your Top 10 Ideas for Change in America?
The Ideas for Change in America competition was created in response to Barack Obama's call for increased citizen involvement in government. The final round of voting began on January 5 and is comprised of the top 3 rated ideas from each of the 30 issues in the first round of the competition, which collectively received more than 250,000 votes. The top 10 rated ideas from the final round will be presented to the Obama administration on January 16th at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, co-hosted by the Case Foundation. At the event we will also announce the launch of a national advocacy campaign behind each idea in collaboration with our nonprofit partners to turn each idea into actual policy

The website is http://www.change.org/
The TOP voted for issue is "Legalize the Medicinal and Recreational Use of Marijuana." Second place is a rather unspecific plea for health care for all Americans. Third is "End the War on Drugs." Legalization of marijuana received 20% more votes than the second place health care plea.
Obama's official website at http://www.change.gov/ also has voting underway for citizens ideas. (The Citizens' Briefing Book) The ending of marijuana prohibition is second highest issue under Economics and the TOP issue under Homeland Security.
The citizens are speaking. I'm interested to see if the president elect is listening and whether he'll engage in an open, honest and adult conversation with this country about the failed drug war. That would be change I can believe in.

1 comment:

Peak Oil Hausfrau said...

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I had no idea! I hope Mr. Obama does keep his promise and listen to the citizens.

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