10 Questions for the 2012 Candidates

10 Questions for 2012 Candidates

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From OpenTheGovernment.org:

There are a lot of distractions during election season. There are more and more gotcha ads, and increasingly less discussion about what really matters.

The 10 questions intend to spark important discussions about how our government can be more transparent, accountable, and effective.

Over the coming days and weeks candidates will be out shaking hands, kissing babies, and making appearances at county fairs, town hall meetings, debates–maybe in your neighborhood. If you have an opportunity to ask a candidate a question, check out the 10 questions we’d most like to ask in 2012. Then tell us about the conversations you have with candidates about making our government more open and accountable!

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OpenTheGovernment.org, POGO, ASNE, and UCS have put together some questions we hope will spark important discussions about our government and democracy. These questions cover a lot of ground–on issues ranging from how to make it easy for average citizens to use FOIA successfully, how to protect the media’s ability to tell important stories to the public, how to protect whistleblowers, how to follow the money the government spends, and more. 

Here are some of the questions:

  1. How will you make it easy for me to know as much as possible about what you and other government officials are doing on my behalf?

  2. How will you make it easy to tell who is influencing government policies?


See the rest of the questions here!