Today we’re officially launching our new major project – AskThem.io– a free & open-source platform for questions-and answers with elected officials at every level of government.
We’re thrilled to promote another powerful dimension of AskThem- enabling users to target questions and petitions to any verified Twitter account. Our aim is to promote dynamic dialogue between influential figures and entities across disciplines- from prominent journalists and artists to businesses and government agencies.
- Ask Justin Bieber about the provisions of his O-1 work visa…
- Ask Politico’s Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen about his rural coverage before his pivot to national politics…
- Ask the Environmental Protection Agency about carbon pollution standards…
Sign up here before we launch to register for an account and be one of the first to submit questions to a public figure or elected official.
Here’s how it works:
- VisitÂ http://www.askthem.io/ and click on “Ask your own Question.”
- Under “Who should answer this question” select the the “their twitter name” button.
- Type in your your desired twitter handle to submit a question.
- Promote your content over social media and encourage other users to sign on and support your question to push for a public response.
Below you’ll find examples of public officials available for targeting on AskThem:
(Users are not limited to those disclosed on this list, as anyone with a verified twitter account is eligible for questions on AskThem. We’ll be continually updating this list as we build to launch. )
Bipartisan Policy Center
Congressional Budget Office
Department of Energy
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Trade Commission
League of Women Voters
Francis Collins, Director, National Institute of Health
Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General, NATO
Joyce Carol Oates