New Legislative Crowdsourcing Platform in Washington, DC: MadisonDC

The OpenGov Foundation’s Project Madison legislative crowdsourcing system is now being used to enable the public to participate in drafting legislation of the District of Columbia in the U.S. — in a new crowdsourcing platform called MadisonDC according to an announcement last week by the Foundation and D.C. Councilmember David Grosso.

Here is an except from the announcement:

Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) and The OpenGov Foundation announced that three legislative proposals on urban farming, tax and regulation of marijuana, and open primaries are now open on the Internet to give the public a direct voice in the lawmaking process. This historic effort is made possible by the new Madison online lawmaking tool, empowering all residents to log on, be heard and ensure that their elected officials get policy right for the District. […]

A video describing the project is at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBDL1SCxCAY

Alex Howard has a post describing the project: District of Columbia to experiment with collaborative lawmaking online.

HT @cottinstef

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