Saturday, February 2, 2013
THE SOAP BOXX, SPEAK UP. BE HEARD. START TALKING 14 FEB 2013... JOIN SOAP BOXX NOW!
Government Wants To Listen To You
Yep. You read that right.
If there’s one thing Australia’s government wants to be is “smart”. And it only gets that way when politicians connect with us - the people who elect them.
Whether it’s repairing undrivable roads, restoring unwalkable footpaths, or getting medicines to remote hospitals, politicians really want to know what we think. (You can stop snickering.)
After all, everyone’s “smart” in their own way. Imagine how our collective wisdom could help politicians solve heaps of problems really fast.
The challenge is that you, me, and politicians lack on-going dialogue and joint decision-making with and between one another.
One thing in our way is that we have ideas and opinions we want to share and talk about. But can’t find the right tool that let’s us do so.
Another is that politicians rely a lot on mass media to share and explain stuff to us. Which means we get bogged down by drama or lost in the spin.
In the end, we end up feeling like the only time politicians listen to us is at election time. And where SOAP BOXX takes on meaning.
We hope you also see this new citizen-politician tool called SOAP BOXX as a “true revolution.” For now we can be active initiators deeply involved in matters that truly concern us and affect us.
SOAP BOXX is based on three pillars: Participation, because any idea or opinion on SOAP BOXX is started, discussed, and spread by us and the people we know. Collaboration, because politicians have a way to work with us to build our society. Transparency, because every ideas and opinions expressed on SOAP BOXX is readily available to everyone.
SOAP BOXX is a form of politics driven by connection, listening, and dialogue, rather than detachment and imposition.
You can get politicians to listen to you. You can have signfiicant influence on community decisions. You can regain your confidence in government.
Just join SOAP BOXX and answer six easy questions.