Voice Of the People (VOP) is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to re-anchor our democracy in its founding principles by giving ‘We the People’ a greater role in government. VOP furthers the use of innovative methods and technology to give the American people a more effective voice in the policymaking process.
VOP encourages Members of Congress to be more responsive to their constituents and to utilize state of the art methods and tools, called Public Consultations, that provide a more accurate understanding of the views of their constituents.
In addition to encouraging Members of Congress to recruit their constituents to participate in public consultations, VOP also works to engage citizens to undertake our Virtual Policymaking Simulations, that put citizens in the shoes of policymakers — taking them through …..
VOP has worked for several years to pilot public consultations in blue, red and purple states all across the nation. Called model Citizen Cabinets, we demonstrated that it is not only possible but highly XXX to engage the public ,,,, We are now seeking to take these new methods to scale so that Members of Congress have a large, scientifically-selected, representative sample of their constituents—called a Citizen Cabinet—to be consulted on current issues and providing a voice that accurately reflects the values and priorities of their district or state. VOP ultimately seeks to create a large standing national Citizen Cabinet of over 100,000 Americans, all connected by the Internet, with a representative sample in every state and district, that will be operated by a congressionally-chartered National Academy for Public Consultation. In the near term, with funds from foundations and individual donors, VOP is establishing interim Citizen Cabinets in several states and districts.