President Obama requested in his inaugural address that those who voted for him, and those who did not, remain active and engaged citizens, to inform themselves and make commitments that will forward this country into the next phase of democracy. iPromise answers his request.
Timed to match the one-year anniversary of President Obama's inauguration, iPromise is an online video campaign that encourages people to commit to fulfilling one action in the calendar year that will affect our society. Specific areas of interest: health, education, digital divide, economy, affordable housing, rural areas, criminal justice, community policing, energy, democracy.
Using innovative tech-organizing methods, it forwards personal accountability in the nation. The intention is to have everyday people redirect the expectations they have for elected officials, to gain a sense of shared responsibility.
If you would like to submit an iPromise video, click here.
For ideas on "promised action" check out ACCOUNTABLE: Making America as Good as Its Promise by Tavis Smiley.
View iPromise videos here.