Repairing America’s Broken Democracy: Bridge Alliance Members Take Action
As part of a new series on citybiz, Repairing America’s Broken Democracy: Bridge Alliance Members Take Action, each month David H. Nevins, president & CEO of Nevins & Associates, will interview leaders from different Bridge Alliance member organizations doing work to support and protect our democracy around the country. The Bridge Alliance is a coalition of more than 100 organizations working together as active stewards of our democratic republic. Bridge Alliance member organizations span the ideological spectrum, but are unified to work efficiently, outside arbitrarily defined political lines. The Bridge Alliance supports the democracy ecosystem and advances the healthy self-governance movement. The Bridge Alliance nurtures consistent and open communications between its members, developing a foundation of trust to foster collaboration. For more information, visit www.bridgealliance.us.
Dr. Steven Kull is a political psychologist and Director of the Program for Public Consultation within the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland who has been studying public opinion on public policy for nearly three decades. He also founded and serves as President of Voice of the People, a nonpartisan organization seeking to give the public a greater voice in government decision making. He has worked extensively with officials in the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch and the United Nations to develop surveys that help policymakers gain greater insight into the public’s values and beliefs on policy issues.
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 online 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. For more information, visit: vop.org.