Keeping politicians accountable
This is obviously a political thing to propose, but it's also something that sites like this can facilitate: coordinating with other citizens to make sure that every time your local state house or city hall is holding hearings on bills and actions that pertain to global warming, there will be a contingent of citizens in the viewer seats, paying attention and wearing buttons such as "#fff" to make clear to the electeds that they will be expected to steer hearings towards meaningful action against CO2 emissions.
Eric Vanular last edited by
@ocschwar Keeping our politicians accountable is a very high priority. That being said, I'd like to establish a precedent for this site to not be a vehicle for harassment.
Our focus is on positive climate action. You raise a good point about the need to stay closely attuned to the decisions that are actually being made and making sure that leaders feel that they have oversight. I feel strongly that if we can come across as rational and collected, our level of positive impact will be higher
Already exists. Check out http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/dianne-feinstein
@l42 That's definitely a start - looks like it is just for the US though. There is a lot of world out there outside of america
This is why I am learning to code, create a platform that tracks political actions as well as streamlines the communication between people and different levels of government. Whether garbage day is on a different day or if you MP just voted in favour of a bill, people should be able to easily access this information through a consistent platform.
Eric Chaves last edited by
@l42 Wow, http://scorecard.lcv.org/ is great, thanks for the tip! I added this to the Projects list: