Council members Brad Lander and Ben Kallos, along with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, are the first New York elected officials to sign up for a new online platform that allows the public to directly ask questions of elected officials.
The new site, called AskThem.io, is based on the White House’s “We the People” campaign, which lets the public petition the federal government, with a certain threshold that triggers an official response.
BetaNYC called for this type of application in its “.” We’re excited to see an NYC civic startup kick this off! GO! GO! AskThem.io.