This week on my Top 3: A new way to ask questions and get great answers from your social network, a website that makes your representatives more accountable, and speakers that let you take the party outside!
Despite approval ratings of 21% heading into the 2012 elections, 9 out of 10 members of the U.S. Congress and Senate were re-elected to their positions. Part of the problem is that there is little, if any, dialogue between constituents and their representatives.
A new website called Countable is looking to change that by making your representative ACCOUNTABLE to you. Countable gives regular citizens the opportunity to voice their opinions on various bills, by providing tools that make it easy to tell their congressional representatives how they feel.
Unlike the bills themselves, which are often dense documents that are hard for the average citizen to understand, Countable translates each bill before the House or Senate into simple language you can understand. Then you simply can click “Yea”, “Nay” or “Skip” to vote on the bill, and your vote is sent straight to your representative, which gives them a clear pictures as to how their constituents feel about a given bill.
Now we can stop complaining and let our voices truly be heard!