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THE DEPARTMENT OF DEMOCRACY Add your comment on this item1

Purpose: To secure and promote a vibrant democratic culture in the United States. Add your comment on this item2

 

 

The Office of Democratic Culture Add your comment on this item3

Purpose: To ensure the health of our democratic commons -- elections, freedoms, skills, information access, and the creative marriage of unity and diversity. Add your comment on this item4

* Electoral Integrity Add your comment on this item5

--- Voting technologies monitoring Add your comment on this item6

--- Disclosure of special interest electoral involvements Add your comment on this item7

--- Campaign finance reform Add your comment on this item8

* Democratic Rights, Freedoms, Responsibilities, and Skills Add your comment on this item9

--- Democracy education and skills training Add your comment on this item10

--- Promotion of democratic rights, freedoms, responsibilities, and skills Add your comment on this item11

--- Defense of democratic rights and freedoms Add your comment on this item12

* Open Information Environment Add your comment on this item13

--- Government information access / Freedom of information Add your comment on this item14

--- Robust journalism Add your comment on this item15

--- Web freedom and information flow among citizens Add your comment on this item16

* Unity in Diversity Add your comment on this item17

--- Transpartisan and trans-polarization dialogues and initiatives Add your comment on this item18

-----[e.g., Reuniting America and Public Conversation Project] Add your comment on this item19

--- Search for common ground dialogues and initiatives Add your comment on this item20

-----[e.g., Search for Common Ground and Future Search] Add your comment on this item21

--- Diversity dialogues and initiatives  Add your comment on this item22

-----(multi-cultural, interracial, interfaith, etc.) Add your comment on this item23

* Democratic cultural affairs Add your comment on this item24

--- Art - fine, performance, and multi-media -- about or invoking democracy Add your comment on this item25

--- Celebrations of democracy Add your comment on this item26

--- Validations of democratic heroes and projects Add your comment on this item27

 

The Office of Government AccountabilityView comments on this item Add your comment on this item28

Purpose: To help citizens manage the governments they establish to secure their common welfare and future. Add your comment on this item29

* Citizen evaluation of government agencies and officials Add your comment on this item30

* Special interest influence tracking and publicizing Add your comment on this item31

* Protection of whistleblowers Add your comment on this item32

 

 

The Office of Citizen Deliberation Add your comment on this item33

Purpose: To access the collective wisdom of the citizenry to guide our public activities, policies, and programs. Add your comment on this item34

* Citizen state-of-the-nation (and local state-of-the-community) councils Add your comment on this item35

-----[e.g., Wisdom Councils and Macleans Magazine 1991 "The People's Verdict"]  Add your comment on this item36

* Advisory citizen deliberations on issues, budgets, proposals, candidates, etc. Add your comment on this item37

-----[e.g., Citizen Deliberative Councils and Participatory Budgets] Add your comment on this item38

* Watershed, regional, and stakeholder councilsView comments on this item Add your comment on this item39

* Citizen deliberation-based government institutions Add your comment on this item40

-----[e.g., Danish Consensus Conferences and British Columbia's Citizens Assembly] Add your comment on this item41

* Official commitment to take citizen deliberative findings seriously Add your comment on this item42

-----[e.g., Western Australia's Ministry of Planning and Infrastructure] Add your comment on this item43

 

 

The Office of Public Participation and Citizen Engagement Add your comment on this item44

Purpose: To broadly involve citizens with each other, their communities, and the public affairs that matter to them. Add your comment on this item45

* Public conversation programs  Add your comment on this item46

-----[e.g., Everyday Democracy, Conversation Cafˇs, National Issues Forums] Add your comment on this item47

* Public commentaries and input on politics and governance Add your comment on this item48

-----[e.g., online forums re proposed legislation] Add your comment on this item49

* Community engagement, service, and volunteerism Add your comment on this item50

* Public affairs political activism, campaigns, and co-creative collaborations Add your comment on this item51

* Positive engagement with dissent, unrest, and crisis Add your comment on this item52

-----[e.g., Dynamic Facilitation, Nonviolent Communication, Open Space Conferences] Add your comment on this item53

 

 

The Office of Democratic Innovation Add your comment on this item54

Purpose: To continue the tradition of our nation's founders in fostering democratic innovations that serve not only this country but the world. Add your comment on this item55

* Global research on existing democratic innovations Add your comment on this item56

* Forums for sharing democratic innovations Add your comment on this item57

* Funding for democratic experimentation, research and development Add your comment on this item58

* Legislation and programs for increasingly vibrant democracy Add your comment on this item59

 

 

List any offices or functions you believe should be added: Add your comment on this item60

 

Offer any overall comments here or at the Wiser Democracy blog http://wiserdemocracy.blogspot.com/. Add your comment on this item61

 

Coheartedly,

Tom