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One project I'm aware of is the 'MyReps' tool, which was created by DataMade & the Participatory Budgeting Project. This uses Google's Civic Information API to provide a nice interface which allows you to type in your zip code and receive a list of elected representatives. From DataMade's announcement blog post: In every city, town, and county road in ...


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The directive which this question relates to was issued on March 25th by the New York State Department of Health. It is now no longer available on their website, but has been archived here. It states: No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH [(Nursing Home)] solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are ...


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Many people quite prefer the British Parliamentary system to the Republican model. Your idea merely transfers political power to people who know how to to do targeted advertising via the web. People are much more easily led around by Internet direct-influence campaigns than they are by mass media methods. The great political innovation of the past 15 years ...


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Direct democracy is not a panacea. Take California's Proposition 13 - a nice gift to themselves by taxpayers*, but not matched with a similar restraint on spending and also deeply unfair to people moving around, which has economic implications for job mobility. Policy and budgeting by popularity contests has a number of risks when it comes to unpopular, but ...


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Well, first of all, the internet isnt secure, and thus voting cannot be ensured valid. It would be corrupted by foreign and domestic interests. Sites can be hacked, identities can be stolen. In order to ensure that every citizen - and only citizens - vote, its best to protect the system with in-person, signed, and ID-enforced voting booths. Two, you cant ...


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