People who wrote in to tell us what was important to you.
States that participated (in addition to DC and the territories, too!).
The number of Americans who sent in a message from Cedar Falls, Iowa -- where the President just spoke on the importance of high-speed broadband.
What's important to you:
We tallied up your responses -- all 23,928 of them. Economic issues were by far the most-often mentioned, with one in three citing them as priorities.
But other issues were important to you, too: 22% focused on renewable energy and climate, and more than 16% highlighted education issues.
Health Care (10%)
What you said:
We asked you to tell us more about your priorities -- and what made them so important to you.
“Anyone who works for a living should not be forced into poverty.”
FRANK from Fort Mill, SC
“Today's job market is changing quickly and our traditional education system isn't preparing graduates to enter the field. Training Americans with skills for good jobs will not only help individuals make a better life for themselves, but will also help the American economy.”
KRISTA from Cathedral City, CA
“Roads, bridges and schools need to be maintained and upgraded. These shovel-ready jobs are a necessity.”
GERALD from Coppell, TX
“The more renewable energy we produce, the more money stays in our country/region. This is helpful for our regional economies, as we often can produce local energy and create local jobs and reduce the transportation needs for distributing energy.”
TED from Washburn, WI
How you pledged to take action:
Achieving change on these issues is something all of us can play a role in.
When we asked how you'd play your part, you pledged to write letters to the editor, tell your friends, and volunteer.