Tuesday, August 23, 2011

YOU can decide the next US President through participatory democracy

Icelandic citizens recently participated via social media in the drafting of a new Constitution. Now US citizens can do the same in nominating their own candidate for President at Americans Elect. I've been talking a lot about a people's revolution lately and used Iceland as one example. Here is another fine example. If you want your country not only back but moved forward here's an opportunity to participate in something innovative and groundbreaking that can really make a difference. From their website:

What if there were a better way to choose our president? Americans Elect is harnessing the power of the Internet to ask every single voter one simple question: who would you nominate in 2012?
  • You choose the issues.
  • You choose the candidates.
  • You nominate the ticket.
  • And the winner will be on the 2012 ballot in every state.

How should voting work in the 21st century? We’re combining our oldest values with our newest technologies to modernize the way we nominate our leaders. Everyone is invited. Every vote counts the same. And there’s greater choice for all. Won’t we all vote this way someday?
Is this really possible? Yes. In fact, we’ve already collected over a million signatures and are well on the way to securing ballot access in all 50 states.

1,747,557 Signatures and Counting!

When the people vote in our convention next June, they will choose America’s first directly nominated presidential ticket.

Ready to make history?


  1. See the Colbert Report interview with Elliot Ackerman, CEO of Americans Elect:



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