“Public policy can be influenced by people if enough people share their voices.”
So says Patrick Shane, a former Wayne resident and director or research for Electedface.com, a Web site that takes positions on trending topics and creates petitions for citizen participation.
Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law, which is currently being challenged in the state’s Supreme Court, “is voter suppression at its finest,” Shane told Radnor Patch.
The concept of the Web site, which takes positions on everything from the “Stop and Frisk” law to the new Farm Act, is to “unite voices to make opinions on public policy and pending legislation,” he said.
Signed online petitions get sent to legislators when they reach a large number, Shane said.
The site was created by Richard Glanton, an attorney, businessman and former president of the Barnes Foundation.
If you register on the site you are directly linked to your elected officials, from town officials to the President. Shane said the site is non-partisan.
“A lot of people don’t realize the elected officials work for us…they’re public servants. We vote for them and we pay them,” Shane said. “We put a face on ‘We the people’ for the elected officials.”