House Republican leaders are drafting a blueprint similar to the 'Contract with America' that will lay out policy items they will pursue if they win back control of the House in November.
The twist, however, is that they are inviting constituents to let them know what issues they want the House members to focus on.
The lawmakers expect to release more details of the "America Speaking Out" initiative at a press conference scheduled for Tuesday morning.
In addition to meetings, the initiative will reportedly have a social-networking component: a website where citizens can earn points by suggesting ideas and others can vote on them.
The Republican Party released its 'Contract with America' during the 1994 Congressional election campaign. It outlined the actions the party would take if it became the majority party in the House - which it did.
The Democrats have already done this and are in the process of implementing their strategy. They have been doing this kind of thing since 2008. Why is this news?