Both the NY Times and Hartford Courant blogs are reporting on Senator Chris Dodd’s latest employment of technology for a listening initiative – seeking advice from constituents on health care reform via YouTube.
Viewers can share their ideas and vote on others at the YouTube Senate Hub channel.
“This is an opportunity to discuss with people why health care reform is necessary and to invite them to share their ideas on this important debate,” said Senator Dodd. “The present system isn’t working. When you have 46 million people without coverage, clearly we need to reform this process, and I am asking the users for their ideas on how best to do that.”
Dodd was deputized to lead legislative efforts on the issue in the face of the continuing grave illness of Senator Edward Kennedy, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.