My question to President Obama at South by Southwest

Puerto Rico is 140 billion in debt and facing serious challenges in delivery of services – a US Digital Service team can help drive efficiency and transformation, as well as lead the way in enhancing local civic engagement. Would you ensure such a team is part of the potential Fiscal Control Board?

Puerto Rico is facing a serious debt crisis which will likely include a Federal Fiscal Control Board to straighten things out on the Island…

«Getting congress to pass the RIGHT control board bill is unquestionably the most important task right now. How it’s done, with what powers, with cultural sensitivity, could mean the difference between violence and quiet recognition that the inevitable changes don’t have to be seen as failure. Instead most of it can all be seen as a chance to work together to build an awesome future.» quoting Gil Hall

I ask your help in asking this question to President Obama:

Puerto Rico is 140 billion in debt and facing serious challenges in delivery of services – a US Digital Service team can help drive efficiency and transformation, as well as lead the way in enhancing local civic engagement. Would you ensure such a team is part of the potential Fiscal Control Board?

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“The first nation to create new institutions that make the most of the Internet will win BIG. If you genuinely reshape government to have institutions of the internet era, they will provide a new foundation and digital infrastructure for your whole nation to support new enterprises, new cultures, new organizations that were previously unimaginable.” Former UK Digital Service Deputy Director Tom Loosemore

This is a crucial time for Puerto Rico and we must get it right!

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