As President Obama was being sworn in today, change happened
immediately over at the White House on the official website of this
administration. It’s full of information.

The mission and intent of the Whitehouse.gov website, which of course reflects the president’s, is explained on the blog.

Citizen participation will be a priority for the
Administration, and the internet will play an important role in that.
One significant addition to WhiteHouse.gov reflects a campaign promise
from the President: we will publish all non-emergency legislation to
the website for five days, and allow the public to review and comment
before the President signs it.

He has promised, in the Grant Park victory speech and at times
since, to listen to diverse voices. He has said he heard the voices of
those who didn’t vote for him, and he needs their help. This
space provides a direct opportunity to voice your concerns and hopes
for legislation.

It’s a time for grassroots activism. The president wants to hear from you.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....