Citizen Panel Event with Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1)
n a unique survey of 437 residents of Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District, majorities of Republicans and Democrats agreed on all but two of nine different police reform measures now under consideration in Congress. The results were revealed at a special Zoom meeting of a “Reader Advisory Panel” attended by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1) and organized by the area’s hometown papers, the Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer, who were joined by local Black and Latino community leaders.


Major Report Shows Nearly 150 Issues on Which Majorities of Republicans and Democrats Agree
Defying conventional wisdom about a polarized electorate, this report based on in-depth surveys of more than 80,000 Americans shows that majorities from both parties agree on nearly 150 key policy positions across more than a dozen top policy areas. The research suggests that Americans are eager for their elected representatives to cross party lines to start tackling the nation’s toughest problems. Visit www.vop.org/commonground for more information.


Citizen Panel Event with Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ-7)
In a unique survey of 478 residents of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, majorities of Republicans and Democrats agreed on a variety of ways to deal with government reform, what to do about campaign financing, whether former members of Congress can become lobbyists, and more.


Citizens of New York’s 25th Congressional District Participate in a Citizen Panel Forum Hosted by Voice of the People
A unique survey of 995 residents of New York’s 25th Congressional District released Nov. 23, 2019 showed that majorities of Republicans and Democrats agree on a variety of solutions to America’s immigration challenges—including what to do about the status of “Dreamers,” whether to offer undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, how to deter illegal immigration, and more. The survey results were released at a crowded but civil “Citizen Panel Forum” at the Democrat and Chronicle in downtown Rochester, NY on November 23.  Congressman Joe Morelle attended and discussed the findings with dozens of residents of the 25th District who took the online survey. Read More

Citizen Panel Event with Rep. Joe Morelle from Common Ground Solutions on Vimeo.


Citizens of Maryland’s 8th Congressional District Participate in a Citizen Panel Forum Hosted by Voice of the People
Voice of the People, along with nonpartisan groups Common Ground Solutions and the Program for Public Consultation, convened the first-ever Citizen Panel Forum in Rockville, Maryland on July 30, 2019, where constituents of U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-8) participated in a discussion regarding a recent survey they completed on government reform.


Democrat, Republican 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
VOP President and Founder 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 Report on Social Security Reform by the Program for Public Consultation (PPC)


VOP Founder & President Steven Kull speaking @ VOP Rollout


Wendy Willis 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