What is fix*us?
"Fix US" is a social movement to help the public realize that the voices of citizens do matter and that citizens can offer solutions to mend the open wounds of this country. The concept is to find the solutions to these problems in the places where people seem the least likely to look: within each of us.
Why we came up with this idea:
As this country gears up for the impending presidential election of 2012, citizens are recognizing the issues that will ultimately affect us and influence our voting decisions. Among those issues, some reach us on a very personal level that can't be ignored:
- The Economy
- Foreign Policy
- Health Care
- Social Issues
"Fix US" asks you how to fix the US by sharing your solutions with a broad audience of fellow citizens who are - like you - concerned, but optimistic about the possibilities for positive change.
When the Campaign Runs:
August 13th - October 31
Participants will select from one of five topics (Economy, Healthcare, Social issues, Immigration, Foreign Policy). They are encouraged to give their best solutions within 360 characters or less. Every solution post must have the topic tag and the hashtag, #fixus. Once solutions are posted, they are open to public voting that will determine the winners.
Voting is open to the public and the participant with the most votes on their solution will be declared the winner. There will be one winner in each of the five topic areas and each winner will receive $1000 to donate to the charity of their choice. Winners will be announced on November 13th.