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Ask the President
|Ari Melber's The People's Press Conference in The Nation at 10 AM on March 19 introduced Ask the President, a project where people can suggest and vote on questions that will potentially be asked at a White House press conference. |
President Obama's next press conference was at March 24, 8 PM Eastern.
When I sent out mail to the group, I asked " Wouldn't it be great if somebody asked about FISA and the Patriot Act?"
When the press conference started, we were #8 (I think) with +200 votes, and the highest "approval rating" (ratio of yes/no votes) in the top 10 at over 90%. Bob Fertik's special prosecutor question, which we endorsed in the Ideas for Change competition, was at #3.
Based on the patterns of when I sent out mailings and when the votes came in, I'd guesstimate that 80-120 votes came from our email lists and blog, 60-100 from Facebook, and 30-50 from Twitter. Bob got off to a much earlier start than us and got consistent flow from his post on Democrats.com. Unfortunately, I mistimed the Facebook message: Facebook was flaky when I first tried sending it late Sunday night, and then I didn't have time to get to it until Tuesday at noon. Ooops.
Still, a very good outcome. Thanks all for participating!
What do we mean by "get FISA right"?
Jim Burrows' What does it mean to "get FISA right"? has some principles for changes we'd like to see. Please share your opinion!
How you can help
Get FISA Right is a grassroots movement, which means we rely on our members to get involved. So after you've voted, please help us get the word out
- in email and comments on blogs: the link to use http://get-fisa-right.wetpaint.com/page/Ask+the+President
- on your blog: use the code in the Embed box at the bottom left.
- on Facebook ... suggestions wanted!
- on Twitter please start by retweeting our request:
RT @GetFISARight what are your plans to get FISA right? please vote for http://tinyurl.com/d9d3lb in #askpres
and then come up with other creative things to tweet as well! please make sure to include the #askpres hashtag
Other ideas? Please add them to the discussion thread at the bottom of the page!
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|Anonymous||Sakeena Joosub||0||Sep 1 2009, 12:51 PM EDT by Anonymous|
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|Anonymous||Government confiscation of private business.||1||Mar 27 2009, 2:38 PM EDT by Sallijane|
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I'm concerned that the illegal Federal Reserve (privately owned nongovernment "central" bank formed by cabal during Christmas break of 1917's Congress, now in control of US economics) and the executive branch of government could be in collusion to both set monetary policy and confiscate businesses for "failure" and a supposed threat against the "public good." Does no one see this slippery slope as intended consequences of predictable events?
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|JonPincus||Other suggestions on how to promote our question?||0||Mar 23 2009, 12:28 AM EDT by JonPincus|
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There are some promotional suggestions already on http://get-fisa-right.wetpaint.com/page/Ask+the+President ... other ideas?
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