Our readers have the opportunity to submit a question like this or whatever they choose. Dominion of New York is one of three U.S. news organizations chosen to collaborate with the Guardian on a project to identify the three questions that our community of readers would like the candidates to answer. The project is part of the Guardian US and NYU’s Studio 20 ‘Citizen Agenda’ project, which is a joint effort to learn what voters want the presidential candidates to be discussing as the 2012 election approaches. The Guardian US is the US edition of the global news brand, the Guardian. Big ups to reader, contributor and NYU graduate school student Patrice Peck for orchestrating this opportunity for our community.
For the next 6 days, we’ll be collecting questions from you, our readers, and inviting you to participate in community conversations. You can leave your questions for the candidates in the comment section below right now. But you can also spearhead some community conversations to help us collect the questions.
Here’s how it will work: Every day at 12 pm wherever you are, share this article with your social media audience and ask them to leave you their questions. After the conversation, collect the ones you believe are the most insightful and post them in the comment section below.
When the collection period ends, Friday, May 11 at 7 pm, we’ll narrow the questions down. To select the top 3 questions, we’ll conduct a poll on our website and on our Facebook page Saturday, May 12.
To help us track participation, please let us know whether you will do it too. I’m looking forward to learning more about you and your concerns.
Renea Henry is a multimedia journalist and editor, originally from New Orleans, currently covering hyperlocal news in the suburbs of New York City. She has a keen interest in pop culture and politics, especially related to African American culture and national issues, and loves to get people thinking and talking.
Barrington Edwards is an educator and writer who resides in South Orange, NJ. A former professor and college dean, Barrington came to the NYC area to write and teach, his first loves. For the past decade or so, he has worked and traveled all over the country, including a brief stint abroad in South Korea. He writes about race, science, education, sexuality and contemporary politics. He currently teaches history at an independent school in New Jersey.
Josh Kellar received a PhD in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University where he studied nanotechnology. Prior to graduate school, he worked for the Federation of American Scientists where he worked on strategic security issues, primarily related to nuclear security. He currently works as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, providing strategic advice to clients in industry and government. In addition to scientific and policy publications, he is also a published poet.