However, many, many officials and agencies are still shying away from true engagement with the public. I think that's a shame. People are hungry for engagement with their government, and we must sieze the moment. I believe in the fierce urgency of now.Adriel Hampton is a journalist, Gov 2.0 and new media strategist, public servant, and licensed private investigator. He is running for U.S. Congress in the 2009 special election for Californiaâs 10th District.