Josh Klemons

Josh Klemons

We asked motivated Madisonians: What’s your bright idea for 2016? Josh Klemons is a digital storyteller and strategist with Reverbal Communications. Find all of the 2016 bright ideas compiled here.

The saying goes, "think globally, act locally." The last few years have seen a real surge in popularity of online petition sites, all with varying approaches of a similar goal: to offer the opportunity to any citizen the ability to step up and make a difference in the world. Utilizing social media, anyone can come forward and try to pressure a government, a corporation or an organization towards a desired change. Sites like and We The People help people find and amplify their voice.

But most of these sites have a national, or even international, bent. We live in such an engaged, empowered, socially-minded city. In 2016, I'd love to see a style site emerge with a focus specifically on Madison and the surrounding areas. We should all continue to strive for a better world; but sometimes change starts at home.

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Katelyn Ferral is The Cap Times' public affairs and investigative reporter. She joined the paper in 2015 and previously covered the energy industry for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. She's also covered state politics and government in North Carolina.