Innovate Your State Relaunches FixCal.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2016
Contact: Roger Salazar
San Mateo, CA – Today Innovate Your State, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging public participation to improve government, announced the relaunch of FixCal.org’s “submission” page.
FixCal.org originally served as the platform for the nonprofit’s “Fix California Challenge,” a crowdsourcing contest with the intention of finding ideas on how to fix California’s governance problems. Over the course of the challenge, nearly 500 ideas, over 1,100 comments, and over 8,000 votes were submitted to the website from individuals across the state. Four ideas submitted through the challenge stood out and have since received additional support, including the “California Legislature Transparency Act” which has been officially filed and is circulating for signatures.
In response to the success the Fix California Challenge had, Innovate Your State has decided to relaunch FixCal.org’s “submission” page and provide an ongoing platform for people to share their ideas and input on ways to improve the state. There will be no declared challenge winners, as there was when the site was first launched, but if a submitted idea meets the following criteria it may potentially receive funding and/or support from Innovate Your State or other backers.
Innovate Your State is looking for prospective ideas that will result in:
- Positive transformation
- Increased representation
- Improved education
- Further accountability and transparency
- Better opportunities
- And overall renewal of the State of California
The premise behind the relaunch of FixCal.org is that a “Venture Governance” approach will produce fresh, innovative ideas that effectively address the problems California faces, which include, but are not limited to: revenue uncertainty, a deteriorating education system, poor business climate, uneven economic growth, eroding public trust, and low voter turnout. Everyone’s participation is needed to fix the Golden State, and FixCal.org is a vehicle to do so.
For more information on Innovate Your State, visit www.InnovateYourState.org and sign up for updates. To submit your idea or look at all ideas and votes generated from the “Fix California Challenge,” visit fixcal.org.
Innovate Your State’s FixCal.org website reluanch video announcement can be found here: https://youtu.be/D86hZDhxcKU