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Help Congress break gridlockEvery Member of Congress could use input from their constituents that is better informed and more relevant to the decisions they face

Create a Citizen CabinetA scientifically selected representative sample of Americans in each district or state would be regularly consulted on policy issues, using new online interactive tools

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Inform and engage citizensMake Citizen Cabinet tools available to all Americans, so they can get better informed and more effectively communicate their views to Congress

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    Bipartisan Majorities in Red, Blue, and Swing States Recommend Iran Deal

    June 24, 2015

    After Hearing Both Sides, Voters in Oklahoma, Maryland and Virginia Back Agreement Rather Than More Sanctions As the June 30 deadline for negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program approaches, a new survey conducted in a red state (Oklahoma), a blue state (Maryland) and a swing state (Virginia) finds large bipartisan majorities in all three […]

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    “Oklahoma Forum” examines the Citizen Cabinet

    June 1, 2015

    “Oklahoma Forum,” OETA’s public affiars program, recently dedicated an entire episode to analyze and discuss Voice Of the People’s Citizen Cabinet work in the Sooner state. Guests included VOP President Steven Kull and University of Oklahoma Political Science Professors Keith Gaddie and Cynthia Simon Rosenthal. Emmy-winning journalist Dick Pryor is the host. The Oklahoma Educational […]

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    The People: A Perfect Counter to the Power of Special Interests

    May 29, 2015

    In a recent op-ed in The New York Times, Lee Drutman, senior fellow at New America, examines the impact of the influence industry on Congress and posits that the flood of money “has reached a new, and probably unsustainable, level.” Drutman points to the more than two-and-a-half billion dollars a year spent on lobbying and […]