Shortly after receiving a boatload of crap for having a 401 message up for their new citizen involvement, the office of the President-Elect has launched Change.gov, the Obama-Biden administration’s effort to grab as many ideas from the people as possible, taking the concept of ‘Open Government’ to its natural next step from a campaign that was driven by grassroots involvement.
The initial centerpiece of the site (much of which is still being built out) is a section called ‘The American Moment’. Clicking there bring up this message:
The story of the campaign and this historic moment has been your story. It is about the great things we can do when we come together around a common purpose. The story of bringing this country together as a healed and united nation will be led by President-Elect Obama, but written by you. The millions of you who built this campaign from the ground up, and echoed your call for the change you wanted to see implemented by the Obama Administration – this process of setting up that new government is about you.
This transition is about selecting a new staff and agenda that will help reclaim the American dream and bring about positive lasting change to this country. In order to do that, we want to hear from you.
Tell us your story and the issues that matter most to you. Share with us your concerns and hopes. – the policies you want to see carried out in the next four years.
I look forward to seeing the sharing – this could actually be a very powerful section of the site.
A service-driven component, “America Serves” is just a paragraph of Obama platform text, with the assumption that more will come.
And under everyone’s favorite header: jobs (all four letters of it), there’s an initial application form, with the promise that candidates will later receive an email through which they can access a more complete application.
Keep an eye on the site – I have a feeling there will be more coming.