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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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    Large Majorities in States Suing Federal Government Favor Clean Power Plan 

    September 12, 2016

    As litigators prepare oral arguments for the 26-state suit to stop the federal government from implementing the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a Citizen Cabinet survey finds that two-thirds of registered voters in the states party to the suit (67 percent) actually favor the Plan. Eight states were also surveyed, including three that are party to […]

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    To Conquer Polarization, Listen to the People

    August 31, 2016

    In a recent article in The Atlantic, Andrew McGill reports on the current environment of polarization in Congress and how it is a huge frustration with voters. He notes that electing more women to Congress is seen by some as a way to overcome this extreme partisanship, find more common ground, and make the institution […]

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    As Philadelphia considers sugary drinks tax, Citizen Cabinet finds support for a similar proposal

    June 15, 2016

    The Washington Post reports that Philadelphia is considering a first-ever tax on sugary drinks for the city. The proposal calls for a charge of 1.5 cents per ounce of diet and regular soda, energy drinks, juice drinks with less than 50 percent juice, ice tea and other sugary beverages. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has promoted […]