Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Real Social Security stories



This short film won a contest to show 'How Social Security Has Made a Difference in My Life' put on by the Open Government Initiative of the Social Security Administration. Erica Solway, Lindsay Trapnell, Laura Hunt, Alex Butterwick, and Kate Schriver topped the competition.

I imagine there are detractors who think it is a misuse of government resources to sponsor such a contest; I don't think there was a material prize. The winners just got bragging rights. I think this was an interesting exercise in participatory democracy.

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