We are an international network of organizations, associations, and individuals helping decision makers take hard decisions and build public trust.
We collaboratively develop, implement, and promote ways to improve democracy, from the local to the global level.
We envision democracies that incorporate everyday people in major public decisions which our present structures struggle to address – through processes that are representative, deliberative, free from manipulation, informed, and influential.
We form groups of everyday people using random selection in order to ensure a diversity of views. Selecting participants in this way also limits conflicts of influence and partisan pressures.
We give these groups time, wide-ranging information, and the opportunity to talk through differences. This facilitated process results in a weighing of trade-offs and sound policy suggestions.
We express no position on any policy outside of the need for democratic innovation, and we work hard to make our processes as fair and unbiased as possible.
We negotiate authority with decision makers in advance to increase the likelihood of action. Everyday people are unimpressed by tokenism and their efforts should have an impact on decision making.
- Latin America
- North America