On another network called Change.org, there is currently a vote going on to choose the Top 10 Ideas for Change which will be presented to President-elect Obama before his inauguration. The ideas have been narrowed to 30 semi-final ideas and votes are being accepted until January 15. Anyone who registers on Change can vote, not just Americans. [btw: this site started way before the "Change" catchphrase hit the election circuit too- they mean it]
One of the ideas proposes a Department of Peace. There are also ideas on peace in the Middle East, stopping genocide and eradicating poverty, among others. I thought some other people would like to learn about the site as well as the chance to vote. Obama has stated that he will open the government to hear our ideas and he will work for the changes we want. Now is the time to make that happen!
I dont know if this widget will work, so here is a link to the main Ideas page: http://www.change.org/ideas
Also, anyone who wants to add me as a friend on Change too is welcome: http://www.change.org/profiles/janflora
...there is strength in numbers...this is a global site, there are organizations from everywhere on there!