Citizens Jury

Practical Values for Virtual Participation

Everyone is talking about online engagement these days. Yes, those are eight different links to eight different articles, all from one quick dive into social media this morning....

Observations on France’s Citizens’ Convention on Climate: Unrivaled Influence & Unresolved Questions

In early-March 2020, HD's Linn Davis observed France's national Citizens' Convention on Climate. He reports on the potential influence of the Convention, and suggests questions for deliberative practitioners to consider.

Catching the UK’s “Deliberative Wave”

It’s a pretty cold time of year to surf real waves in the North Atlantic, so it’s a good thing...

Exploring Oregon-Style Democracy

In this episode, Jefferson Smith talks with Linn Davis, Healthy Democracy Program Manager. Linn oversees the Citizens Initiative Review, in...

From ancient Athens to the town hall: Can a new wave of deliberative democracy save the world?

From Salon: . . . What’s a good regional example? At the regional/state level, it is worth highlighting the impact...

Milwaukie jury: Pay elected officials more

From Clackamas Review: Milwaukie city officials this month received a ruling from a Citizens Jury on Council Compensation calling for increased...

2019 Milwaukie Citizens Jury

For the Milwaukie Citizens Jury, citizen panelists will consider this question: “Should Milwaukie City Council members be paid more than...

A deliberate fix for democracy

From Knowable Magazine: As hard as it may be to believe — especially in times of government shutdowns and partisan paralysis...

Citizens’ Juries – providing a neutral recommendation on voting issues

From swissinfo.ch: In Switzerland, issues up for vote are typically complex and the interests of different parties are often difficult...