New Strategies and Techniques

Use Randomly Selected Citizen Deliberative Councils to tap the collective wisdom of We the People

Ad hoc, randomly selected, well-informed citizen deliberative councils like Citizens Juries, Citizen Assemblies, and Consensus Conferences have been used hundreds of times around the world to provide policy guidance to public officials and the citizenry. The U.S. lags far behind in their use. These similar approaches all enable a microcosm of a country or community to generate informed public judgment about specific ...more »

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Facilitate a We the People conversation that generates shared solutions to our most pressing issues

Our current system is based on the idea that good collective decisions arise from a competition among self-interested parties. But increasingly we face collective problems that require a spirit of cooperation while embracing individual wisdom and expression. Implementing Wisdom Council processes at local, state, and national levels would facilitate a “We the People” conversation where all of us can identify, evolve, and ...more »

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Making Government Operations More Open

TRY THE UNOFFICIAL OPEN GOVERNMENT SITE...TELLDC.COM

The government's version is usually not as open or free as it should be. Help to build the new version of "communicating with Government" non-official and not judging you. Our opinions matter.

 

www.telldc.com

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Open Letter to the Government

If you also agree with this give a thumbs up...... I am Janet Contreras, a concerned, home-grown American citizen. I am 53, and I have been a registered Democrat all of my adult life. Before the last Presidential election, I registered Republican because I no longer feel the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. I now no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views ...more »

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