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Every Vote Counts

Public voting for the 2011 SAVE Award is open until 12:00 PM ET on Thursday, October 17. Vote now!

Public voting for the 2011 SAVE Award opened last Wednesday, and nearly 44,000 people from all across the country have made their voices heard. Are you one of them? If not, there’s still time to cast your vote. Just go to, check out this year’s finalists, and vote for the best waste-cutting idea.

As you all know, President Obama launched the SAVE Award contest back in 2009 to enlist frontline Federal employees in the effort to make government more efficient and effective for the American people. In just a few short weeks, we received nearly 20,000 cost-cutting ideas from Federal workers representing agencies all across the government – and now we’re down to four.

So take a minute to weigh in by going to Voting is open until 12:00 PM ET on Thursday, November 17, and every vote counts. Remember – this year’s winner will get to present his or her idea directly to the President and have it included in the FY 2013 Budget.

Cast your vote now – and help us spread the word!

Kenneth Baer is Senior Advisor and the Associate Director for Communications and Strategic Planning.