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Q+A for every Public Figure with a verified Twitter Account on AskThem

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 Politico’s Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen about his rural coverage before his pivot to national politics…

Question for: Francis S. Collins

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.

QA with Nate Silver

Here’s how it works:

  • Visit  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
Gates Foundation
Federal Trade Commission
Justice Department
League of Women Voters
Francis Collins, Director, National Institute of Health
Nature Conservancy
Next Gov
NYC Schools

Barack Obama
Pope Francis
Jay Carney
Al Gore
Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Mitt Romney
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General, NATO
George Stephanopoulos

Glenn Greenwald
Chris Hayes
Carly Fiorina
Brian Lehrer
Randi Zuckerber
Jad Abumrad
Jonathan Chait
Jay Rosen
Nate Silver
Ezra Klein
Emily Bazelon
Matt Yglesias
Reid Wilson
John Dickerson
David Plotz
David Brooks
Anil Dash
Dave Weigel

Salman Rushdie
Joyce Carol Oates
Neil Gaiman
Cory Doctorow
Ian Rankin
Margaret Atwood
Hanif Kureishi
Stephen King
John Green

Sammy Bananas
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
Taylor Swift
Azelia Banks
St. Vincent
Missy Elliot
Justin Timberlake

DrakeLady Gaga
Kanye West

Judd Apatow
Lena Dunham
Stephen Colbert
Kobe Bryant
Carmelo Anthony
Jason Bateman
Leonardo Dicaprio
Ron Howard
Kadir Nelson
Jamie Foxx
Lindsay Lohan
Ashton Kutcher
Brian Grazer
Emeril Lagasse
Jared Leto
Padma Lakshmi
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Tim Gunn
Olivia Munn

Aziz Ansari
Rosario Dawson
Louis CK
John Mulaney
Adam Savage
Margaret Cho
Chris Hardwick
John Hodgman
Russell Brand
Jimmy Fallon
Mindy Kaling
Sarah Silverman
Julie Klausner


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