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A Seat at Obama's Table

by Rachel Levitt


Tags: Politics, Election 2008, US, Barack Obama, Transition Team, Obama policy, political transparency, policy meetings, Change.gov,

As part of Barack Obama's promise to increase transparency in government, his Change.gov site has announced “Your Seat at the Table,” a page where users can read every policy document resulting from the transition team’s official meetings with other organizations. Readers also have the opportunity to leave comments or post their own material, all of which gets reviewed by the team.

Here’s Michael Strautmanis, public liaison and intergovernmental affairs director of the transition team, describing the site: