Dem, GOP voters show bipartisanship on Social Security
This VOP-produced video shows strong agreement between Republicans and Democrats on how to address the projected Social Security shortfall. The in-depth survey included a representative panel of more than 8,600 registered voters from across the country; respondents received a background briefing, heard strongly-worded arguments from both sides, and then were asked to make recommendations.
Clean power: public opinion, the courts and where we go from here
At an event at the Brookings Institution, VOP President Steven Kull presents data on American voters and the Clean Power Plan.
Nuclear negotiations with Iran
Steven Kull talks about the Iran nuclear deal with Bruce Depuyt on Washington, DC’s NewsChannel 8.
Creating a space for dialogue
University of Oklahoma political science professors Cindy Simon Rosenthal and Keith Gaddie describe how information from the Citizen Cabinet can be valuable for policy makers.
Lack of informed involvement affects public policy
University of Oklahoma political science professor (and Mayor of Norman, OK) Cindy Simon Rosenthal talking about the importance of having engaged citizens.
Putting citizens in the shoes of policymakers
University of Oklahoma political science professor Cindy Simon Rosenthal talks about why the Citizen Cabinet idea is worth pursuing.
The Citizen Cabinet – reflecting the community at large
University of Oklahoma political science professor Cindy Simon Rosenthal explains how members of the Citizen Cabinet are chosen to participate.
Reliable information is key to informed discourse
Keith Gaddie, chairman of the political science department at the University of Oklahoma, discusses how reliable information is key for accurate surveys of the public on policy issues.
The design of the Citizen Cabinet: try to find solutions
Keith Gaddie, chairman of the political science department at the University of Oklahoma, talks about how the Citizen Cabinet approach focuses the debate on the problem, not the opposition.
What is the future for the Citizen Cabinet methodology?
University of Oklahoma political science professor Cindy Simon Rosenthal outlines what’s next for the methodology used by the Citizen Cabinet.
The value of Citizen Cabinet surveys
Keith Gaddie, chairman of the political science department at the University of Oklahoma, talks about what makes the Citizen Cabinet surveys valuable to lawmakers.
“Oklahoma Forum” examines the Citizen Cabinet
“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.
How Marylanders would fix Social Security
At an event at the University of Maryland Baltimore, Steven Kull summarizes the findings of the Maryland Citizen Cabinet survey on the Social Security shortfall.
A prediction on the future of Social Security
Kenneth Apfel, former head of the Social Security Administration, offers a prediction on the future of the program….(video – trt: 75 sec.)
Virginia Citizen Cabinet on Reforming Social Security
Voice Of the People President Steven Kull, University of Maryland Professor I.M. ‘Mac’ Destler and University of Richmond Professor Daniel Palazzolo discuss the findings of the Virginia Citizen Cabinet, which deliberated on reforming the looming shortfall of the Social Security program at an event at the Virginia State Capitol. To watch the full video, click here.
VOP announces pilot phase of the Citizen Cabinet
Executive Director Richard Parsons announces the three states that will be involved in the pilot phase of the Citizen Cabinet initiative… one red state, one blue state and one swing state.
Release of PPC Report on Social Security Reform
Steven Kull Discussing Gridlock on C-SPAN
Wendy Willis speaking @ VOP Rollout
VOP Founder & President Steven Kull speaking @ VOP Rollout
Former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) speaking @ VOP Rollout
Former Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE) speaking @ VOP Rollout
Former Rep. Bill Frenzel (R-MN) speaking @ VOP Rollout
Former Rep. Martin Frost (D-TX) speaking @ VOP Rollout
There can be no doubt that in order to achieve a judicious exercise of the power of taxation, it is necessary that the person in whose hands it is should be acquainted with the general genius, habits and modes of thinking of the people at large.
Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 35, January 5, 1788