What They’re Saying About America Speaking Out
“The GOP trailblaze on the internet.”
"A great forum for those who believe it’s time to stand up and be heard!"
"House Republicans deserve credit for a forward looking experiment with public dialog online."
"Americans are ready."
"GOP leaders in Washington have heard that call and are taking steps to re-engage with the American people."
Greg Ferenstein, California Center for the Study of Democracy: “It's a promising first step to bringing participatory technology to Congress….This is the first time I've seen the GOP trailblaze on the internet." (CNN)
Sarah Palin: “Here’s a great forum for those who believe it’s time to stand up and be heard! From the tea party movement to the town halls, we’ve seen Americans rise up and make their voices heard.” (Facebook)
John Wonderlich, Sunlight Foundation: “Better tools for listening are in everyone's interest, and House Republicans deserve credit for a forward looking experiment with public dialog online.”(Sunlight Foundation blog)
Contract From America: “We are thrilled that GOP leaders in Washington have heard that call and are taking steps to re-engage with the American people.” (TheContract.org)
Craig Newmark, online pioneer and founder of Craigslist: “Right now, we're seeing House members launch what could be a site where they listen to the American grassroots.... Big challenges, but I feel many Americans are ready.” (Huffington Post)
Jordan Forbes, National Taxpayer’s Union: “The House GOP has introduced yet another way for Americans to play a more active role in their government…Speak out, America! Make sure Congress' priorities reflect your own.” (NTU blog)
Jake Brewer, Sunlight Foundation: “‘It is a positive thing anytime you create a new listening tool in government.”(CNN)
Mitt Romney: Check out ‘America Speaking Out’: This site was developed by House Republicans as part of an effort to increase the dialogue between Americans and their Congress.” (Facebook)