“We need more citizens who feel agency — that they can actually influence the future of their communities. Otherwise, there is complacency and resignation. Give a Minute encourages agency. Go ahead. Share your ideas. Change your city.”–from a recent NY Times post.
Check out Give a Minute’s home page, which includes not only idea generation and sharing, but transparency and accountability. I love the “Who’s Listening” section near the bottom. Whenever my opinion is asked of something I always wonder if it will matter–if someone who has decision making power is listening AND willing to make changes.