#Iwantamayorwho: Follow this hashtag!
Greetings all and pardon the delay in blogging, tweeting, etc.
My humans are hitched and I have regained access to the family Mac, so let the blogging begin again!
With the election day less than two weeks away, this pug has some work to do in terms of catching up! Luckily, there have been some amazing tweeps who have been Crushing It! Today, we want to highlight the best example of citizen engagement from this municipal election to date, the #Iwantamayorwho hashtag from @hellokaitlin.
If you haven’t been following the #Iwantamayorwho hashtag, then you need to start following it yesterday. Why should you follow this hashtag? It’s pretty simple – communities are built on conversations. This hashtag is the best example of facilitating this conversation.
Can you believe that so much awesome could fit into 140 characters or less? This pug is continually blown away by the quality and passion consistently displayed by Ottawans. If elected mayor, my communications team will be monitoring this idea around the clock and responding to the feedback provided. How is this promise different from any other political promise? Other mayoral candidates don’t seem as invested in the potential of this specific twitter stream. If you will excuse a temporary sentence or two of bluntness, some mayoral candidate(s) rebuke the value of #iwantamayorwho by claiming that a single item political platform is sufficient.
No one can argue that the current mayoral candidates are great communicators. All have policy papers, platforms, copious time in front of all of media, but how many of them are bringing their A game when it comes to listening and engaging with citizens? #iwantamayor provides a stellar opportunity for mayoral candidates to participate in a conversation with citizens who are charged up and looking to participate.
Puggy high five to @hellokaitlin for this EPIC idea. This is a hashtag that I cannot turn my little, bulging eyes away from.
Puggy high fives to you all.
Cleo and scribe.