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Involve Launches New Web Resource

People and Participation.net, a new radical resource to help people across the country influence Government decision-making, was launched last week by Involve (www.involve.org.uk), the UK organization devoted to increasing public participation in decision-making. People and Participation.net features: An interactive tool which helps those seeking to engage with the public to select participatory methods based on their specific circumstances. A comprehensive methods database, covering over 30 traditional and innovative approaches to public participation from around the world. A selection of case studies, showcasing good practice and […] (continue)

Echoing Green Opens Social Innovator Fellowship Application Process

Echoing Green (www.echoinggreen.org) annually awards two-year fellowships to emerging social innovators creating innovative new organizations. These social entrepreneurs and their organizations work to close deeply-rooted social, economic, and political inequities to ensure equal access and to help all individuals reach his/her potential. The fellowships offer them the opportunity to develop and test their ideas. Fellows work in the community to launch, manage, and grow organizations that implement and continually expand their ideas for creating lasting social change. During the two-year fellowship, Echoing Green provides both […] (continue)

CIRCLE Announces Report on Youth Political Engagement

Next week, CIRCLE (www.civicyouth.org) will release a major report entitled “Millennials Talk Politics: A Study of College Student Political Engagement.” Commissioned by the Charles F. Kettering Foundation, this report is based on 47 focus groups conducted by CIRCLE on 12 college and university campuses in 2006 and 2007. This report is the most detailed current examination of college students’ political and civic attitudes and experiences. The study has compelling implications for higher education, national policymakers, and the news media, among others. On Nov. 7th, CIRCLE […] (continue)

Sign the Democracy 2.0 Declaration

On October 3, 2007, 47 youth leaders ages 16 to 30 gathered in Washington, D.C to participate in Mobilize.org’s Democracy 2.0 Summit—part of a national movement known as “Democracy 2.0,” which was launched to upgrade and renew our political process in America by providing guidelines for positive social change that take advantage of both the tremendous passion of today’s youth leaders, and the powerful social networking and technological tools they are using to create communities. The text at the bottom of this post is the […] (continue)

Students Invited to Weigh In On Public Policy

Forum for Democracy, a non-partisan free web site, recently launched its Beta version. Students are invited to weigh in on either side of the public policy debates the site is conducting on a weekly basis. The site encourages informed responses, including not only blogging but also video and all forms of citizen journalism, which you are encouraged to upload to the site. Once formally launched, the site will be awarding free trips, prizes and scholarships to the best and brightest solution-based participants. The aggregated majority […] (continue)

e-thePeople Seeks Voter Guide Toolkit Campaign Leader

e-thePeople is a nonprofit group that seeks to educate millions of voters in the 2008 election, working in collaboration with leading media and advocacy organizations. They provide a Voter Guide Toolkit for elections, which is web-based software that enables media and advocacy groups to assemble comprehensive online voters’ guides and integrate them into their web sites. These voter guides give users side-by-side comparisons of local, state and national candidates on the issues, all accessible by simply entering a street address and zip code. Voter Guide […] (continue)

C2D2 2007 Conference Program Highlights

The Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2) 2007 Conference Facing Complex Issues is shaping up to be a really great meeting. The conference features a rich slate of interactive sessions—plenary, concurrent and poster—as well as innovative and fun “after hours” sessions designed to stimulate and inform. Presenters, speakers and panelists include Matt Leighninger (author of The Next Form of Democracy), Bettye Pruitt (a social historian, Boston University who develops practices and tools for collective learning and action), David Beers (Editor of the Tyee), Andrew […] (continue)

Write an Op-Ed on Edwards' "One Democracy Initiative"!

On Saturday, October 13th, Senator and Presidential Candidate John Edwards gave a speech in Keene, New Hampshire that could have a major impact on our field. In his speech, he called for the creation of “Citizen Congresses” that would regularly convene one million Americans in national deliberations on critical policy issues. These congresses are part of his One Democracy Initiative, which references AmericaSpeaks’ and Study Circles’ work, as well as Deliberation Day and the newly-formed November 5th Coalition. AmericaSpeaks’ Joe Goldman was contacted by the […] (continue)

Wise Democracy Forum Meets Nov. 17 in Oakland, CA

On Saturday, Nov. 17th, all are invited to join Claudia Miller (Center for Wise Democratic Processes), Laura Wells (Grand Lake Neighborhood Center) and Sally Sommer (East Bay Mediation Center) for a launch of the Wise Democracy Forum in Oakland, CA. This forum is designed to explore and plan for a this innovative way to increase participation democracy. The results in other communities and schools have been surprising for the creativity and innovation that occurred in these facilitated dialogs about issues that are meaningful to them. […] (continue)

Join a National Conversation about Energy

The Kettering Foundation (www.kettering.org) and the National Issues Forums Institute (www.nifi.org) are inviting people and their communities to become part of a national conversation about energy and the choices that face the public and policymakers. The Kettering Foundation and Public Agenda will be preparing a national report detailing the outcomes of 2007 public deliberative forums held around the country using the National Issues Forums issue book titled The Energy Problem: Choices for an Uncertain Future. Groups or individuals who have led forums on this issue, […] (continue)