About Us

Our Mission
Voice Of the People (VOP) is a nonpartisan organization working to re-anchor our democracy in its founding principles by giving ‘We the People’ a greater and more effective voice in government. 

VOP champions innovative methods and technology — notably public consultations — that enable  the American people to play a role in the policymaking process and provide policymakers with a more accurate understanding of the views of their constituents.

Consulting the Public and Revealing Common Ground
Although there is a prevailing perception among many that the public must be as divided and polarized as Congress, public consultation surveys commissioned by VOP have already revealed substantial common ground that exists among Americans, with both majorities of Democrats and majorities of Republicans, agreeing on 170 significant federal policy proposals.  

VOP partners with the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation (PPC) to conduct public consultations nationally, and in states and Congressional Districts. Public consultation surveys are conducted online with large representative samples who go through Policymaking Simulations designed to put people in the shoes of policymakers.  Findings are released to the media and reported to Members of Congress and the Executive Branch. 

Engaging Members of Congress
VOP works to engage Members of Congress in the public consultation process, seeking commitments to listen to their constituents using public consultations in their states/districts. Members of Congress are asked to participate in public consultation events with their constituents at which survey findings from their state/district, on a policy proposal, are revealed.