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Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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4/22/2014 | 11:53:29 AM
Great ...
Now we can take the "Deport Justin Bieber" petition campaign to the next level by easily contacting every legislator. Win!
WKash
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WKash,
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4/22/2014 | 1:27:04 PM
Empowering citizens
This tool is good news for citizens and democracy.  One suspects however, that lobbyists will be the most adept at leveraging it. Congressional staffers will probably need some new tools of their own to deal with the deluge of new correspondence.

 
Thomas Claburn
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4/23/2014 | 2:58:14 PM
Re: Empowering citizens
The issue isn't reaching members of Congress. It's getting members of Congress to act on your concerns. And that takes $$$ rather than email.
asksqn
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asksqn,
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4/22/2014 | 3:16:23 PM
Effective end result, no govt contractors/$$$$$$ necessary
Very nice write up of this endeavor, Elena.  What the EFF and the Sunlight Foundation created in a matter of 96 hours from volunteer coding is impossibly impressive when compared to the epic fail and billion dollar boondoggle of the HHS dot gov site.  It just goes to prove that spending boatloads of taxpayer monies does not always equal quality or even basic operability.  
WKash
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WKash,
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4/23/2014 | 4:23:26 PM
Re: Effective end result, no govt contractors/$$$$$$ necessary
What coders did for EFF and what contractors had to do w/ Healthcare.gov are two different extremes. But your point remains well taken: Taxpayers are paying a ridiculous premium for projects and coding that could be done for far less.


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