Grasshopr.com – A Civic Platform On The Web
To put it in simple words, Grasshopr is a civic platform which is entirely web-based. Its objective is to enable individuals to communicate among themselves and let each other know about any Local, State or Federal issue that might merit attention.
In this way, advocacy groups can be created and turnout for physical events can be generated. Campaigns for raising awareness can also be easily taken care of.
There is an interesting (and worrying) fact: a representative amount of people sadly do not give current events the attention they deserve, not to mention that there do exist individuals that just close their eyes to the world. A platform like this one goes some way into alleviating such a fact, as those who are not commonly concerned about public issues can become acquainted with reality in a smooth context.
Ultimately, the spirit behind this site is one we all can agree with: “Everyone should have unfettered access to the public policy process”. As such, it will be interesting to see how quickly it can spread itself, and in which ways it will be promoted.