There is one day left in the first round of our On Day One ideas contest. Of the 81 quarter finalists selected by our panel of judges, nine will move on to the semis. So far, the ideas leading in the popular vote include this video from SeeProgress on “the global common good” (Category: US Image in the World); Robert Greenwald’s suggestion that we begin to end the war (Category: Iraq); Mathew Yglesias’ recommendation that the United States commit to nuclear disarmament (Category: nuclear proliferation); WorldTraveler29’s idea that the United States tackle the root causes of terrorism (terrorism category); Jaime Zimmerman’s suggestion that the next president reform our foreign assistance programs (Category: poverty) Rose Ann Witt’s recommendation that the next president create a cabinet level department of peace (category: peacekeeping); Grobdsash’s exhortation that the next president end torture and close Guantanamo (Category: Democracy and Human Rights); Roger Doiron’s proposal that the next president build a vegetable garden on the White House lawn (category: climate change); and Adrienne Germain’s call for the next president to guarantee women’s rights around the world. (Category: global women’s issues).
There is still one day left in this round, so make sure to head over to On Day One to register your vote. The top nine ideas will be presented to President-elect Obama’s transition team and will move into our final round of voting. The top vote-getter will win transportation to Washington, D.C. and hotel accommodations for the inauguration. Get out and vote!