07 April 2011

USA National Referndum – Implementation and 24-Month Trial Period

As citizens join the rolls, when they log in to their account, the system would automatically populate their pages with information all about their representatives in the national Congress. Congress, in the meantime, would begin to populate the site with issues on which the registered citizens could vote. Votes would then be instantly collated by district, state, and national for an immediate, play-by-play picture of the pulse of America. Congresspersons would have access to the same data to use in casting their votes. Likewise, the totals would be available by state for the Senators, and they would be accumulated as a national hybrid so the President, Vice-President, Speaker of the House, and Senate Majority Leaders could gauge the national pulse. When the issue was then set to be voted upon in the Senate or House, the vote of the Congressperson would be recorded by the system and placed on the permanent page so that each constituent could log in and see how his or her Representatives and Senators voted along with a brief explanation if the vote differed format he will of the people. At which point, people would have the ability to select (Facebook® style) "like" or "dislike" to provide feedback to their Congressperson as to his vote. This would give them a lot of information when it comes to the next round of elections. Most people never even know how their Congresspersons vote on issues and in these times of high bipartisanship, Congress people fear voting across partly lines when maybe their particular constituents are in favor or against issues if only they had a quick and easy way of knowing.


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