|#p2 (Progressives 2.0) is working to get progressive questions from diverse perspectives more coverage in traditional and new media.|
The March 19-March 24 Ask the President project offered a chance to influence the March 24's White House news conference and March 26 online town hall. Blog posts on Liminal States, The Seminal, Alterdestinies, Comments from Left Field, and elsewhere highlighted the contest and particular questions. The bulk of our activity was on Twitter.
On Tuesday morning, March 24, we had a list of seven questions on our wiki page and in our Tweeting Points for the day. President Obama responded to three of the seven questions on this list, including one that had been originally asked on Twitter, in his online town hall meeting. Two of these answers were repeated on the White House blog.
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|What are you planning on doing about all the homeless veterans out there?||bcreative2003 on Twitter||yes|
|Do you still support increased VA funding?||truthbites on YouTube||IAVA||yes|
|Will you partner with recovering communities to support funding and authorization for their plan, the Gulf Coast Civic Works Program, to rebuild community infrastructure, restore the environment and create 100,000 green job and training for residents and displaced workers? ||Gulf Coast Civic Works NOW|
|Why is a single-payer model not being seriously considered and discussed as part of the major healthcare reform proposals under your administration? ||Fai Borowiec||yes|
|Why Tuesday?||Why Tuesday? on YouTube||care2, Rep. Shel Israel, @garyvee @AskThe President, ... |
|What are your thoughts on the possibility of prison reform, especially in the area of drug crime? ||Boris Millman|
|What are your plans and timeframe to get FISA right? ||Get FISA Right on Wetpaint||Get FISA Right|
VA Funding and homeless veterans