Power To The People!


Video interviews by Kasper Ploegman and Hems Zwier

We all know the lyrics of John Lennon’s Power to the people. In this digital age there might be more truth than ever in his words. At the World Forum we encountered, besides many others, a nice initiative that tries to bridge the cap between institutions and the public and give power to the people. It is established in the USA and called the POPVOX platform.


Marci Harris gives an update on POPVOX and her first impressions of the World Forum. POPVOX bridges the gap between the input the public wants to provide and the information Members of Congress want and need to receive.

Constituent communications are flooding and overwhelming Congressional offices. POPVOX verifies, aggregates, and simplifies communication with Congress on an open and trusted (and nonpartisan) common ground. Advocacy organizations, trade associations, unions and other groups send their members to POPVOX to take action on bills pending before Congress. Congressional staff and lawmakers log into POPVOX to measure the pulse of their district. POPVOX provides a curating interface for anyone — including Congressional staff, the public and the media — to access and understand the voice of the people. [source www.popvox.com]







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