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Join a call Wednesday about the White House’s e-petitioning site

Back in October, Board member Lucas Cioffi asked NCDDers to share their feedback on We The People, the White House’s new e-petition site. Collaborating with AmericaSpeaks (the lead partner), IAP2USA, the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, and the Open Forum Foundation, we began collecting comments over at http://wethepeople.uservoice.com.  Lucas served as NCDD’s main representative in this process.

Our partners are preparing a draft summary of all the input we’ve received, and you’re invited to join us for a conference call on Wednesday (February 1st) to discuss what we’ve heard, at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific. RSVP by emailing info@iap2usa.org, and you’ll be sent the dial-in information.

You can still add more ideas and votes at http://wethepeople.uservoice.com, to help identify top priorities for the White House’s e-petitioning process. My understanding is that the intended outcome of this process is a list of recommendations, which will be submitted to the White House in a joint statement next month.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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