As the national Co-Chairman of the America Speaking Out project, I have worked with House Republicans to create and launch the website AmericaSpeakingOut.com. This innovative new site lets people propose solutions to the many problems we face and then comment, critique and vote on them. It also integrates social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, allowing people’s ideas for the direction of our country to be spread far and wide to their network of friends and family. This grassroots approach to governing is facilitated by modern technology, but it is the way the Founders intended for things to work.
From property tax, transportation and education issues affecting Illinois’ 6th District, to the skyrocketing national debt and a failed immigration policy that affect all Americans, there are plenty of problems worth discussing. More importantly, the best solutions often come from outside of Washington. One of the best ways to stop the failed policies coming out of Congress is to bring in the ideas and the involvement of the American people, which the America Speaking Out project is designed to do.