Monday, November 10, 2008

White House 2 - Where YOU set the nation's priorities

Last week I was listening to a podcast of the Young Turks, and Cenk Uyger interviewed a very interesting person, Jim Gilliam, who has set up a website, where people can make their voice heard in setting the nation's priorities. believes that America does need change, big change, but now that the election is over it's time to get specific. He has established this new website, White House 2, to give every person the chance to tell President Barack Obama what we need him to do in his first 100 days in office.

For those of you who like me don't know who Jim Gilliam is, he is creditted as a pioneer in using film, technology, and the internet to further the progressive movement. Cenk Uyger suggested that that Gilliam was the idea man behind an on-line progressive show, which led to the Young Turks. Guilliam built Brave New Films, and helped produce Robert Greenwald's documentaries: Uncovered, Outfoxed, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Iraq for Sale. He created Brave New Theaters, the people-powered movie distribution platform, and raised over $260,000 from 3000 people online to fund Iraq for Sale, the first, and most successful such effort of its kind. His online video campaigns like FOX Attacks and the War on Greed reached over 11 million viewers in 2007.

Now Jim Gilliam has introduced a visionary new website White House 2, where the public will be able to go to make their voice heard to the next President and Congress on the issues Americans care about most. Even though this website is visionary and new, it is in fact based on a simple, and quite logical concept and is easily accessible by everyone.

Visit his website White House 2 to see what I mean and participate in a new concept destined to change the way we see government. It really is a very basic concept (I wish I had thought of it). The more people who endorse a priority, the higher it rises in the charts. The more people who join the network, the more clout we all will have with the President and the media. I really believe this is another step in the on-line revolution of democracy.

1 comment:

Jim Gilliam said...

Wow, thank you for the compliments! And more importantly, thanks for getting involved and spreading the word about White House 2.